Romy Danielewicz – “A Collection of Miniature Pigs“
CCA Theatre, from 7pm Tuesday 22nd August
Tickets: Pay what you can from the CCA Box Office
‘A Collection of Miniature Pigs’ is an experimental multi-form work for live audiences and the radio. Consisting of sound, speech, music and movement, the performance weaves together waking and dream material to unpack how power structures are communicated through unconscious social messages.
In the artist’s dream material, the figure of a ‘violent, aggressive, unpredictable, slow-murder-under-the-surface-seething guy’ makes frequent appearances, pointing to the social mechanisms which underpin violence against minoritized genders (cis and trans women, transmen and non-binary people). ‘A Collection of Miniature Pigs’ explores these hauntings emerging from a stream of (un)consciousness, and how to resist the violences they are a symptom of.
The performance will be a combination of scripted and non-scripted communication. Its range of interventions will span a casio synth, movement, bowed guitar, drumkit, violin, a conversation, drummed guitar and field recordings.
Romy Danielewicz is an artist whose practice currently encompasses writing, performance and improvised music. They are interested in various forms of non-conformity, specifically how to resist and divest from normative forms of sociality under cisheteropatriarchy and racialised capitalism. They graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (2016) and served on the programming committee of Market Gallery (2018 – 2020).
Romy has presented work both in DIY and institutional settings. They have exhibited at the Edinburgh Art Festival, Intermedia (CCA Glasgow) and Embassy Gallery among others. Their performances have been programmed at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Present Futures. Most recently, they have been doing gigs, including the ‘Disposables’ tour with the band/performance troupe Cank.
Romy has produced work for independent radio, including Soundartradio FM (Devon) and Withkin Radio (Dorset). They have done various artist residencies including at Hospitalfield, the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and internationally at Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin and La Fragua in Andalucía, Spain. In 2019, they published their first poetry pamphlet with SPAM Press, An orca is way too large to attach unless as a jpeg.
Romy is currently undertaking counselling training. They are also very slowly working, and often not working, on a debut novel about lovesickness and ambivalence.