Adam Panczuk is working on a project depicting
the transformation of a Polish village. His focus is on the relationship
between human beings and nature, on the essence of humanity in relation
to the earth and the seasons, and on passing away and birth as inseparable
The Actors series shows amateur actors from the
folk theater company ”Czeladonka" based in Lubenka (near the
border of Poland and Belarus). They perform scenes based on old customs
and rituals passed down through generations. The actors are farmers, who
work in the fields during the day, only working on the plays in the evening.
Often a show is performed by a whole family – sometimes three generations
of actors take part in a single performance. The plays are staged outdoors
in different parts of the village. The audience follows the actors as
they move along with their stage. In the end, the actors and the spectators
join together for a feast.