Dark Spring Studio
Dark Spring Studio is a London-based production company dedicated to the production and distribution of artist moving image works that focus on stories that are personal and that are committed to social change. Dark Spring Studio welcomes collaborations on co-production, curation and distribution.
I am a Polish-born, London-based artist filmmaker, whose hybrid practice stems from the belief that although we are unable to change our pasts, we have the power to shape our future narratives. Informed by my own lived experience, I see moving image as a portal to ourselves and our shared experience as we inhabit different moments of collective presence.
I utilize empathy as form of resistance. I employ speculative histories, memories and dreams to subvert dominant narratives of history and create new points of reference for the future. Set within the realm of social choreography, my work considers complex ways to relate to one another through embodied, trust-building practices that defy the traditional notion of authorship and collaboration.
I am a 2021 Jarman Award and IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI nominee. My first feature film, What We Shared (2021), which I directed and produced, premiered at the 65th BFI London Film Festival and was described as one of ‘the finest examples of UK filmmaking’ by Festival Scope.
My films have screened and received awards at many festivals and galleries worldwide: the Edinburgh International Film Festival, CROSSROADS, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives New York; Studio Gallery, Warsaw; Whitechapel Gallery, British Film Institute, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Visions in the Nunnery, London.
I am also the recipient of many international grants, most recently, the Arts Council England Project Grants, British Council, New Mexico Arts, New Mexico Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts (USA), among many others.
Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for BFI