Sharon Lockhart: Rudzienko

KADIST co-presents Sharon Lockhart’s Rudzienko, a film produced by KADIST in conjunction with the 2014 Liverpool Biennal. Rudzienko, a town outside Warsaw, Poland, is home to the Youth Center for Socio-Therapy. Lockhart befriended a number of young women living in the group home, and together over two summers they collaborated on this powerful and delicate film. In a series of carefully composed vignettes appearing at times like still photographs, the adolescents slow dance, fly a kite, and talk. Their translated dialogue appears in text scrolls between scenes—musings on their lives, their emotions, and their desires. “I pay attention to children,” the filmmaker has remarked. She has also encouraged the young women to pay attention to their own expressiveness.