Made-Up LanguageZbigniew Bzymek

Zbyszek is a film director and theatre video artist who studied at Bowdoin College (1998) and The Polish National Film School (2005). He has made 7 short Polish language films including Taki Jak Ja (Just Like Me 2003) a film documenting arguments on a trip to a spa town with his father, which was picked up by Polish Television, the experimental impressionistic doc short W Hotelu Syrena (In Hotel Syren 2002) about an infamous Łódź flophouse, Bierność (Passivity 2002) the psychological homoerotic short that screened at the opening of the first Polish gay film festival SUBWERSJA, as well as Nagle Na Zawsze (Suddenly Forever2008) which received - among other international festival prizes - the Grand Prix du jury (ex-aequo) at the 31st Rencontres Internationales Henri Langlois in Poitiers, France in 2008. In the theatre, he has collaborated as a video artist with Krystian Lupa and Elizabeth LeCompte. In New York, he is an associate artist at the The Wooster Group, where he makes short doc videos for the daily video blog and where he developed the video design for the Wooster Group’s space vampire opera La Didone. He has also made film and video projects that have accompanied performances at The Performing Garage, La Mama, HERE Arts Center, The Poetry Project, Teatr Dramatyczny, Stary Teatr, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, The Alexandrinsky Theatre, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre de l’Odéon, REDCAT, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, St. Ann’s Warehouse and other stages. He was artist-in-residence at Gertrude Stein Theater’s Digital Performance Institute (2008), where he developed the interactive video system for the WWI play Oh What War. He is the recipient of a Fellowship in Film from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009).