Private Project

The dream of the Caliban

For Caliban, the dream becomes the only way to access freedom. The imprinted stigma of otherness and slavery deconstructs his previous vision of the world, and Homo sacer - the holy man becomes his executioner. The human superiority over the „others" leads to the dehumanized actions and creates industry of the violence, while the main character - Caliban becomes the embodied idea of enslavement and rejection.
The image of Caliban’s corporality and the different cultural identity in a meeting with man leads to the creation of the mechanism of appropriation. This meeting becomes a fate for Caliban. Man transforms the existing ecosystem into a designed and well-defined world in the name of the power and lawmaking - not caring for life and the survival of other beings, who can not defend themselves against this process. The atavistic need of control and demonstration of human strength deconstructs the idea of respect for cultural differences as the basis for traditional anti-racist values. Manifesting these needs leads not only to the building the walls and the hierarchy of power, but above all - to justifying ethnic and genre purges and destruction in the name of continuous development as the superior value.
Piotr Mateusz Wach and Jacek Niepsujewicz reach for Shakespeare - taking Tempest to talk about their greatest fear - endless hunger for power. The dream of the Caliban is a bold and loud manifesto in which artists deal with both speciesism and the condition of the contemporary human, oriented only on senseless consumption, development and unrestrained rule of profit and control.

  • Piotr Mateusz Wach
    Richard. The body of Anger, Ritual 23, Void, Rite of the Spring, me_fat
  • Jacek Niepsujewicz
    Happiness does not wait, human - lonely island
  • Jacek Niepsujewcz
    Happiness does not wait, human - lonely island
  • Ehh hahah
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sen Kalibana
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    55 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2019
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  • 23th Shakespearian Festival in Gdańsk
    July 28, 2019
    23th Shakespearian Festival in Gdańsk
    SZEKSPIROFF 2019: Shaking The Walls Award: for using Shakespeare's thoughts to show an individual embroiled in the problems of the contemporary world