“Abyss. Does art need a sacrifice? “ – a series of debates aimed at deepening the current discussion focused on the problem of violence in art.

“ABYSS” is a platform for reflection on where the art experiment ends, and violence begins. The invited guests will be discussing about the scale of this problem observed in Polish theatre circles, and why art is not free from the problem of “sacrifice” understood in this way. During the meeting, the most common cases of abuse will be discussed, along with the ideas on how to effectively prevent them.  Where are the limits of artistic interference with another person, and what a model of group cooperation should look like, free from the toxic hierarchy and the abuses resulting from it.

The title “abyss” is the undefined “depth” of human existence. So it is no coincidence that the “abyss” has become an inspiration for artistic searches. The problem that we will try to solve during the planned debates is the fact that it is precisely the attempts to deal with the “darkness” or, on the contrary, the “ecstasies” of human experience that seem to underlie some of the abuses committed by artists.

Iga Dzieciuchowicz – reporter, writer and feminist. A theatre studies specialist by education, a graduate of the Polish School of Reportage. For several years she was a reviewer of Gazeta Teatralna Didaskalia and “e-teatr” portal, she collaborated with the Krakow branch of Gazeta Wyborcza. Since 2016, she has been the editor of the daily newspaper “Codziennik Feministyczny”. Together with Witold Bereś and Krzysztof Burnetka, she is the co-author of the book Bartoszewski. Way. Her reportages appear, among others in “Duży Format”, “Tygodnik Powszechny” and “onet.pl”. She is a regular columnist for the monthly “Kraków”.

In her texts, she deals with the subject of women’s rights and gender discrimination, looking for heroines who believed in their agency and strength. He is interested in the stories of the excluded and all those who do not accept their CVs – including sexual minorities and people experiencing domestic and sexual violence, or those who have been harmed by the Polish judiciary.

Zofia Milska-Wrzosińska – a graduate of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw. Certified psychotherapy supervisor of the Polish Psychological Association, psychotherapist of the European Psychotherapy Association and the European Association of Integrative Psychotherapy. Member of the Board of the Psychotherapy Section of the Polish Psychological Association, the Advisory Board at the Board of the Psychotherapy Integration Research Society, the Certificate Committee at the European Psychotherapy Association and the board of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy. She is a co-founder of the Psychoeducation Laboratory and has been working there since its inception. He conducts individual and couples psychotherapy in the psychodynamic trend. She also deals with supervision and training of psychotherapists. Editor of the book “Psychoterapia today. Conversations “.