Blackbox, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain,
Luxembourg / LU (solo)
The present is yours, the future is mine, Cercle Cité,
Luxembourg / LU
2015 The Silver Lining,
Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la
Biennale di Venezia, Venice / IT
A few poeple laughed, a few people cried, most people were
silent, CAPE, Ettelbruck / LU
Some poeple laughed, some people cried, most people were
silent, neimënster, Luxembourg / LU Wo
Gras grüner ist, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz / LI Rencontres Internationales,
Berlin 2015, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin / D
Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron’s collaborative work
creates links between film, visual arts and theatre. At the
center is the individual person as part of a human community,
oscillating between resignation and hope.
Karolina Markiewicz studied political science, philosophy and
theatre and works as a film and theatre director. Pascal Piron
studied visual arts and works as an artist and film director.
Both work as teachers.
Their cooperation started in 2013 and allowed Pascal Piron to
take a step away from painting and to look at image from a
different way, not only when it comes to two-dimensional
perspective, but also space. For Karolina Markiewicz, it was
an occasion to come back to research about directing and
literary writing as well as to finalise a documentary project
from 2008. The result was their documentary video installation
“Les Formidables” (2014), which tells the story of five young
migrants in Luxembourg. In 2014, they founded the video blog
In 2015 they worked on the project Philoktet, which includes
the homonymous play by Heiner Müller and an exhibition
relating the Greek tragedy to Robert Oppenheimer and the
atomic bomb. As part of the preparations for this work,
Karolina Markiewicz participated at a workshop held by Romeo
Castellucci organised during the Theatre Biennale in Venice in
At the same time they released their second documentary Mos
Stellarium, produced by Tarantula and supported by Film Fund
Luxembourg. The documentary (52 minutes) follows six young
refugees in Luxembourg. Part of this project is the
installation of Mos Stellarium, which offers different parts
of the movie simultaneously, thus giving a non-linear reading
of the film. Karolina and Pascal have participated at the 56th
Venice Art Biennale in 2015, with this video installation.
The documentary premiered in Luxembourg in 2015 and was shown at
different festivals (Festival du film de la ville de Québec,
European Film Weeks (Helsinki), One World Film Festival
(Bucharest), 4th Silk Road Festival, (Dublin)).
The most recent works are a series of short films entitled
Side-Effects of Reality, shown in a solo exhibition at Casino
Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain in Luxembourg (2016), at
Rencontres Internationales in Paris (2017) and Argos Centre
for Art and Media in Brussels (2017). They explore history in
a poetic way, creating myths of the present by transforming
the past of certain locations into a metaphorical narrative.
Upcoming exhibitions include Luxembourg (late 2017), Berlin (late 2017) and Taipei
Karolina and Pascal are currently working on a feature film.