JACEK LUDWIG SCARSO

Jacek Ludwig Scarso stretches theatrical experiences across live performance, video, photography and installation.

Born in Rome of Polish-Italian origins, he lives and works in London. Developing from his background in performance and vocal studies, having trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, his work investigates intersections between practices of (post-)drama and contemporary art.

His projects have been exhibited worldwide, including recent shows and commissions at MACRO Museo di Arte Contemporanea (Rome), the Science Museum, GV Art Gallery and InTRANSIT (London), Fotofever at Carrousel du Louvre, Pave D’Orsay and Cutlog (Paris), BAW and The Living Theater (New York),  Galleria Civica Cavour (Padua), MIA (Milan), Photo Docks (Lyon), Vkunst (Frankfurt) and Kunstwerk Carlshütte (Budelsdorf) where his video-works are included in the Nord Art Collection. Jacek regularly works with Romberg Arte Contemporanea (Italy), which hosted his solo show Little Man Saga. He is the Artistic Director of Elastic Theatre in London, with which he has been the recipient of several arts awards from organisations such as the Wellcome Trust and Jerwood Charitable Foundation, as well as the Fringe Report Award for Best Theatre Company.  

Jacek is Senior Lecturer at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (London Metropolitan University), where he leads the Theatre & Film programme and where his artistic research was awarded doctoral recognition. http://www.jacekludwigscarso.com/ 

Images
Top: Hole | Plaster sphere, hand finished figures
Left: Peak | Steel, hand finished scale model figures, copper and aluminium
Right top: Bird-catcher | Victorian glass case, aluminium wire, hand-finished scale model figurines and plaster fragments
Right bottom : Swinging Swimmers | Live performance installation at Science Museum