My Little Planet

Performance with Agnieszka Polska

Saturday, February 15, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Northwest Film Forum

In conjunction with her exhibition Love Bite, artist Agnieszka Polska presents a quasi-scientific audio-visual performance exploring the arbitrariness of societal norms. Following the 20-minute performance, Polska will be joined by curator Amanda Donnan and Princeton University historian of science D. Graham Burnett for a conversation on the intersection of poetry, scientific theory, and emotional manipulation in her work.


Agnieszka Polska lives and works in Krakow and Berlin. Polska has presented her works at international venues including the New Museum and MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Tate Modern in London, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, and Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. She also took part in the 57th Venice Biennale, 11th Gwangju Biennale, 19th Biennale of Sydney and 13th Istanbul Biennial. In 2018 she was awarded German Preis der Nationalgalerie

D. Graham Burnett works at the intersection of historical inquiry and artistic practice. He is interested in experimental/experiential approaches to textual material, pedagogical modes, and hermeneutic activities traditionally associated with the research humanities. Burnett trained in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, and is a Professor of History at Princeton University. He has been an editor at the Brooklyn-based Cabinet magazine since 2007, and is the author of a number of books and essays.

Amanda Donnan is Chief Curator at the Frye Art Museum and the organizer of Agnieszka Polska: Love Bite.

Agnieszka Polska. What the Sun Has Seen (still), 2017. HD video (color, sound); 7:16 min. Courtesy of the artist; ŻAK | BRANICKA, Berlin; and Overduin & Co., Los Angeles.


Please note: this program occurs offsite at the Northwest Film Forum. Program is free with RSVP; seating will be first come, first served.

Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to the program. If this event sells out on Brown Paper Tickets, please note that tickets may still be available at the NWFF box office 30 minutes prior to show time. Please visit for a schedule of upcoming events.