Kuba Dorabialski’s Invocation Trilogy is a series of videos that reflect on language, politics, and cultural memory. Beginning in 2017 with the award-winning Floor Dance of Lenin’s Resurrection, the trilogy pulls focus on the turbulent history and fraught boundaries of Eastern Europe from the perspective of a deeply invested onlooker, while embracing and challenging its clichés and stereotypes.

Performed in Dorabialski’s own fictional Slavic language—designed to be partly intelligible to most Slavic language speakers—Invocation Trilogy investigates what it means to explore memories, real and distorted, as a migrant who now lives in Australia.

Free online screening of Invocation Trilogy launches on 18 August and continues until 24 October.

View: Online Screening
Hear: Artist Talk
Read: Daniel Mudie Cunningham essay

Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Image: Kuba Dorabialski, Invocation Trilogy, Part 3. Connection of the Sticks, 2021, still from 4K video with stereo sound, 82:15 min.

This is a free exhibition.

Available to screen online.

Free online screening of Invocation Trilogy launches on 18 August and continues until 24 October.

Presented by Carriageworks, supported by Create NSW and Australia Council for the Arts.