Polish performance artist Wojciech Kosma has recently dedicated himself to musical performance under the moniker spalarnia. Spalarnia explores love, pleasure, intimacy and gender through poetic avant-pop tracks that draw from traditional Polish folk and current dance music vocabulary. Spalarnia aims to establish new, deeply personal mythologies rooted in Polish culture and tradition, while promoting a queer, secular and anti-nationalist sentiment.
Kosma's performance practice more broadly entails closely collaborative work that builds on the legacy of 20th Century avant-garde performance, improvisational theatre and Post Modern dance to explore subjectivity and affect. With minimal structure and staging, these performances collapsed the private space of intimacy into the public realm, thus foregrounding the social and political implications of care and love as the most essential and complicated of human impulses.
Kosma has performed widely including at Tate Modern, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art Warsaw; Volksbühne, Berlin and Interstate Projects, NYC; DYM Festival among others. His debut album USTA was released in May 2022. His first collaborative exhibition at Molitor, Bojący wszystkich krajów łączmy się opens in March 2023.