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 10 October.

View: Online Screening
Hear: Artist Talk

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.

Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm

Free online screening of Invocation Trilogy launches on 18 August and continues until 10 October.

Carriageworks is a registered COVID-Safe business. To ensure the wellbeing of our visitors, we are following strict guidelines set by NSW State Government and Live Performance Australia. Help us keep everyone safe by reading our COVID-Safe Plan before your next visit.

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