A Living Space is a unique exploration of one summer at The Laboratory for
Performance – Watermill Center where each year the visionary theatre director and
artist Robert Wilson gathers almost a hundred young artists from all over the world
giving them the opportunity to collaborate with a selection of art world celebrities
such as Jim Jarmusch, CocoRosie, Philip Glass and Daniel Liebeskind to mention just a few.
This unprecedented film documents the 50 days of the Watermill Summer Program including
interviews with Robert Wilson, invited artists and participants as well as never-seen-before
footage from rehearsals, offering a glimpse of the exceptional creative ferment and the
relentless force of expression underlying all Robert Wilson's works.
About The Crew
Jakub Jahn is a freelance cineaste, documentary filmmaker and visual artist
based in Prague, Czech Republic. His main interest goes to documentaries
exploring the universe of contemporary art and fashion, the core of his work
up to now laying mainly in short footage videos. Jakub’s stylistic language
arises from the “fashion film” and the “dance for camera” movement. Lately he
has opened his genre targets to the thrilling possibilities of video
installations and other nonstandard video art forms.
Director of photography
David Markovic is a freelance cinematographer based in Prague.
In his work, his visual perception and the main goal is capturing the moment and involving
the audience in any given situation - hence David's passion for a handheld style of shooting.
Having worked for two major TV channels David recently discovered his freelance soul focusing
on fashion videos mostly, though never shying from feature leght pieces.
Jozef Pavleye (*1977 Slovakia) has entered the world of film through the back door. After enrolling
as a Film Production major but obtaining his master's degree in Marketing and Business Management he
went on to found his own company Pavleye Artist Management and Production, representing some of the
finest photographic talents internationally as well as catering to a large clientelle spanning three
continents with bespoke production services. Having built a solid foundation for over 15 years, Jozef
took a leap into the fine arts industry with rather a bang- conceptually conceiving and producing
David LaChapelle's largest restrospect exhibition to date, followed by another original galeristic concept
for Robert Wilson's Video Portraits all under the roof of his latest venture: Pavleye Art & Culture.
Now frequently putting up commissioned as well as original concepts and with two sister companies up and
running, Jozef finally had the opportunity to tap into another of his passions - film - stepping into the
familiar yet multi-faceted Executive Producer's role.
Watermill's sunlit formal entrance
Watermill's South Wing Rehearsal Hall
Welcome to Watermill
Robert Wilson in an interview with José Macián
One of the prerformances at The 21st Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit
Architect and Artist Daniel Liebeskind
Jim Jarmusch and Phil Klein during The Tesla workshop
Sierra and Blanca Casidy of CocoRosie
CocoRosie during the Pushkin Fairytales workshop
Robert Wilson and Josette Newsam-Marchak at the Watermill Discovery Day
Dimitris Papaioannou giving a lesson on his unique dance technique
Actor's audition with Robert Wilson for the Traviata project