Nice memory from workshop with kids in 2013 :)
Some kind of glitch art made with Logitech web cam (no IR filter, no plastic lens) with old CCCP lenc I’ve got from my Father. Photos were captured with MaxMSP in Wałcz, Opole, Warsaw and Okinawa.
Short doc from Media Lab Opole. I was leading MaxMSP/ M4L workshops.
I am really happy to announce that in July I will be one of six LOGOGRAPHERS working at the artist residency in the Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole.
The “Logographers” project is organised by the Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole (PL) and covers a study stay between 8-19 July 2013 and an exhibition between 18 July and 11 August 2013.
In the project will take a part artists from the Opole region (PL), the Central Bohemian Region (CZ), Rhineland-Palatinate (DE), and Burgundy (FR).
Some words about the project:
The title of the project and its main conceptual axis refer to the Greek logographers (…)
he Greek logographers will be an inspiration for the project participants; their actions will be freely interpreted by artists invited to the Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole. The participants, each arriving from a different part of Europe, will bring the experiences, subjective impressions, fascinations for the places they have visited / seen in their lives, to share them with the audience and other participants of the project. During their artistic stay in Opole the artists will use the tools provided by the modern visual arts to create new legends and stories about the cities and geographic / virtual spaces they’ve seen, and the places they inhabit daily (…)
An important element of an artistic residency in Opole will be the regular meetings with the local community and interaction with artists from the Opole region at a special meeting place (…)
The logographic technique will be used to create “chronicles of stories & events”, which will be shown as an exhibition at he Gallery of Contemporary Art in Opole.
during workshops with kids… (photo by Jakub Wittchen)
Today I am starting work on the music and multimedia for new theatre performance for the very young entitled THE PAUNCH (in Polish: brzUCHO – words game: belly + ear), directed by Alicja Morawska-Rubczak and with set design of my friend Barbara. We will do this exciting work in Worclaw Puppet Theatre that is a place really open for new artistic exploration also dedicated to smallest babies. Keep fingers crossed!!!
Idea of the performance
Mom’s belly is child’s first home. For a baby this is the closest and the most important part of parent body – safe, comfortable, cosy. Even after birth child needs to be with mum as close as possible and feels as a part of her body during 1st year of life. In our performance we would like to focus on this important and essential part of babies’ world and explore it as an interesting reality, kind of a fascinating microcosm. A set design will be built as a road full of half sphere objects imitating bellies under which will be hidden objects and instruments stimulating toddlers imagination and creativity. Nevertheless, we do not want to explore a prenatal world, but just create space familiar for children and give them feeling of commune with something that they used to know very well, something that is a beginning for all of us. Also choreography will be concentrated on actors’ bellies as a central part of their bodies. The belly is a symbol, recognizable shape and a turning point for artistic research, in which we want to treat the paunch as a home for different creatures and ideas. What is more, I would like to based the music on rhythms similar to heart beats. The director of the performance – Alicja Morawska-Rubczak has had many experiences with work for such a young children, she is also interested in the baby slings and relationship between parents and children’s bodies. It will be her second piece for the very young (also second with my music). In addition to this she wants to lead workshops about theatre for the very young. What is more, she would like to dedicate part of rehearsal process to workshops in creches. The premiere of this performance (June 2013 in Poznań and September 2013 in Wrocław) will be a part of a bigger project of Wroclaw Puppet Theatre dedicated to the very young and curated also by Alicja Morawska-Rubczak.