Paulina Olowska: The Mother

This interview with Paulina Olowska about her staging of Witkacy’s play The Mother at Tate Modern appeared in Tate Etc. online: Paulina Olowska, Re-stage of ‘The Mother’, Collage, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist What drew you to Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy)? Witkacy is a name that haunts you, where I come from. As a teenager, I found his novels unsettling. I remember my uncle telling me that Witkacy painted and made drawings under the influence of drugs. He operated a portrait painting firm where he would sign his works with the names of the drugs he had taken and charge … Continue reading Paulina Olowska: The Mother