Paweł Duduś was born in Poland on a sunny day in August 1989 and is a queer migrant feminist, who has devised his artistic vocabulary from experiences in dance, theatre and performance art. Over the course of time, he has lived and worked in a range of places which has contributed to a broader socio-political sensibility that inspires his present artistic work. One of the most important artistic and life experiences to influence Paweł Duduś was “#onlyloveisreal” – a collaboration based on friendship with Laura Eva Meuris – an ongoing research project dedicated to the themes of intimacy, love and (self-)caring. Paweł Duduś has concentrated intensively on the subject of sexuality, focussing on the correlation between sexual expression and our identity while also looking for ways that we might reform the patterns and habits people use in the way they interact in intimate surroundings.
People that Paweł Duduś has enjoyed working with in the past include David Bloom, David von Westphalen, Mor Shani, Martina Rösler, Alessandro Sciarroni. In 2018 he took part in the year-long dance project “Negotiations” by Alexander Gottfarb, which was produced jointly by Tanzquartier Wien and Kunstverein Archipelago.
In 2017 Lucy Wilke and Paweł Duduś acted together in the theatre production “Fucking Disabled”, directed by David von Westphalen, that premiered at PATHOS München and was also invited to Rodeo 2018, Munich’s festival of independent theatre. In the last three years they have repeatedly seen each other and undertaken a range of activities together. In 2018 they moderated workshops entitled “The Erotics of Restriction” as part of the festival xplore Berlin – The Festival on the Art of Lust. The workshop used simulation of a physical disability to attempt to break with familiar processes and patterns. This collaboration passionately explored the physicality of a restricted body and concentrated on developing a body-positive and body-friendly choreographic language. In their universe of micromovements, emphasis lies on the intensity of movement – not in its size but in the depth of the encounter between the persons involved. They often think together about beauty, attractiveness and relationships. A distinctive feature they both share is their strong appetite for adventure. In their free time they both enjoy walking in the Olympiapark if the weather is warm and sunny. In 2020 Lucy Wilke and Paweł Duduś performed “SCORES THAT SHAPED OUR FRIENDSHIP” at schwere reiter in Munich and the Münchner Kammerspiele. For this piece they were awarded the 2020 German Theatre Prize DER FAUST in the category Best Dance Performance and invited to the 2021 Theatertreffen.