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Architektura od Środka
The project was implemented at the J. Słowacki housing estate in Lublin, which was designed in the 1960s by Zofia and Oskar Hansen. The film was inspired by the Open Form theory, on which the urban and architectural layout of the housing estate was based. The Open Form, as Hansen described it: "was to open eyes to the versatile possibilities for people, to mutual relations between them." Hansen emphasized the creative role of the individual, recognizing that they were to be co-authors of space. Architecture was to constitute the background for the subject, which was a person. The second reference is the monumental photographic series of Zofia Rydet entitled "Sociological Record", covering over 7,000 portraits of inhabitants of various regions of Poland, taken inside their apartments. Taking a picture was always preceded by a conversation. Rydet treated her "models" as subjectively as Hansen wanted to treat architectural users.   Barbara Gryka (born in 1992, Puławy, Poland). She was educated in the Studio of Spatial Activities of prof. Mirosław Bałka, Audiovisual Space Studio of prof. Grzegorz Kowalski, Painting Space Studio of prof. Leon Tarasewicz and dr. Paweł Susid and in the Photographic Narration Studio of dr. hab. Prota Jarnuszkiewicz at the Faculty of Media Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She works with performance art, painting, video and object. In her work, she deals with words impossible to express, the words and the identity and image of a person, as well as their entanglement in the socio-political sphere. A very important aspect of her work is working with the viewer. She has participated in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including e.g.: Trafo Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin; Gallery of Contemporary Art BWA Tarnów; A3 Gallery, Moscow; Gdańsk City Gallery; Gallery Studio, Warsaw; lokal_30, Warsaw; Academy Salon, Warsaw; Otwock Studio; Galeria Rould, Poznań; The Monopol Gallery, Warsaw; Wola History Museum, Warsaw; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere; Rome; WRO Test Exposure Biennale, Wrocław.    
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26.04 /
Direction: Maciej Sobieszczański, Łukasz Ronduda
Production: Poland
Year: 2015
Duration: 63 min.
A dynamic and full of punk energy story based on life of one of the most original and interesting contemporary artist, the performer, Oskar Dawicki (playing himself). The main theme of his art is the search for an answer to the question of whether. Oskar Dawicki exists at all. The trade mark of his performances is his blue shining jacket.
Admission free!
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  • jury stage: wojciech zamiara
    Wojciech Zamiara (born 1960 in Toruń) - Polish contemporary artist, interdisciplinary artist (creator of multimedia installations, performance and video art), educator. He studied at the State Higher School of Visual Arts in Gdańsk (current name of the university: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk), he obtained his diploma at the Graphics Studio of prof. Cyprian Kościelniak in 1986. He has been working at the Gdańsk University since 1986, currently holding the post of second degree adjunct. He leads the studio Introduction to Intermedia at the Department of Specialization and Specialization at the Faculty of Sculpture.
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  • jury 1st stage: honorata martin
    Honorata Martin- performer, painter, Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts graduate. Multiply awarded artist mainly in Geppert competition, Art Biennale in Gdańsk, audience award in "Polacy z werwą" competition, "Pomorski Sztorm" competition, nomination for Splendor Gedanensis award and City of Gdańsk award for young artists. In 2017 she won the prestigious competition for young artists "Spojrzenia" organized by Zachęta National Gallery of Art. She finds her inspiration in personal experiences and problems of current society.
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  • jury 2nd stage: Artur Tajber
    Artur Tajber - born in 1953 in Stalinogród, Poland, which is what the city of Katowice was called in the years 1953-56. Intermedia and performance artist, writer and theorist, composer, art organiser, freelance curator, living in Krakow, Poland. He has exhibited his work since 1974. Involved in the performance art movement since the mid-1970s. In the late seventies he began organizational, curatorial and union activity as well as travelling abroad, mostly in France. In 1980 he returned to Poland and began his cooperation with the Regional Board of the NSZZ Solidarność – Małopolska (Solidarity – Lesser Poland Region). Member of the Company Committee (Komitet Zakładowy) of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union of Artists and Designers “Solidarność” at the Regional Board of the ZPAP [Union of Polish Artists and Designers] in Krakow (the first one artistic board of Solidaność in the whole country). During martial law (after 13th of Dec. 1981) he was one of four founding members of the KONGER performance art formula (with Wladek Kazmierczak, Marian Figiel and Marcin Krzyzanowski) and became an assistant at the Department of Visual Arts of the Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (from 1982). Toward the end of the eighties he was involved in the reactivation of the ZPAP, founded and ran the gt gallery in Krakow; from 1989 he was a Vice-President of the Regional Board of the ZPAP and artistic manager of the Pryzmat Gallery. In the latter half of the 1990s he was elected president of the Fort Sztuki Association and continued his artistic and curatorial activity in Poland, Norway, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain and many other countries in Europe, Asia and both Americas, where he also presented his own work, mainly in performance art.
    He is working in long-term thematic cycles, the most well known are: ORIENT-ACTION, OCCIDENT-ACTION, DESOL-ACTION, WALK’MAN, chair’man, TABLEABLE, S’TABLE, TIMEMIT…
    He is also the co-author of a unique programme of education in intermedia (2001) and instigator of Intermedia Studio in Krakow. In the second half of 2007 he was appointed head of the Department of Intermedia formed at Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where he also runs Poland’s first Performance Art Studio (BA, MA, PhD). Since 2007 he has also lectured on performance art at the Jagiellonian University and has worked at the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology (PJWSTK). In 2012 he was the instigator of the Faculty of Intermedia and became its first Dean.
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  • jury 1st stage: krzysztof kornacki
    Prof. Krzysztof Kornacki is a film expert specializing in the history of Polish cinematography and employee of the Culture and Art Department of the Polish Studies Institute at the University of Gdańsk. He is the author of Kino polskie wobec katolicyzmu 1945–1970 (Polish cinematography and Catholicism 1945–70 – book nominated for the Bolesław Michałek award) and “Popiół i diament” Andrzeja Wajdy (Andrzej Wajda’s Ashes and Diamonds –  2011“Pióro Fredry” Award for the Book of the Year). Kornacki also co-edited Poszukiwanie i degradowanie sacrum w kinie (Looking for and degrading the sacrum in cinematography) (2002) and Sacrum w kinie. Dekadę później (The sacrum in cinematography: a decade later) (2013). He co-founded the Loves of a Blonde Film Club at the University of Gdańsk and served as its first chairman; he also sits on the Editorial Board of the Panoptikum magazine on audio-visual culture.
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  • jury 2nd stage: Vahram Mkhitaryan
    He was born in 1977 in Yerevan. Filmmaker and photographer. In 2001 he graduated Feature Film Production at Culture Faculty on Armenian State Pedagogical University. After he graduated, he specialized mainly in social commercials as director, camera operator and scriptwriter. He first arrived to Poland in 2005 on Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program organized by Polish-American Freedom Foundation. He finished feature film and documentary film course at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. In 2014 he finished his first independent short document film "Shepheard's Song" and his short debiut film "Milk Brother". Both movies were screened in competition programs in almost 70 festivals in Poland and abroad, where he received over 30 awards and honorable mentions.
    In 2016 he received Ph.D. degree in Art at University of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He works at Sculpture and Intermedia Departmend at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
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  • jury 2. etapu: Julia Draganović
    Julia Draganović is a curator for contemporary art whose interest is focused on new artistic strategies. She has curated shows in Germany, Italy, Spain, the USA and Taiwan, including the curatorial projects of Bologna Art First 2010 - 2012 and at Art Miami since 2009. Draganović is member of the committees of the Outdoor Gallery in Gdansk (Poland), board member of No Longer Empty, New York and member of the Scientific Committee of Mudam, Luxembourg. As founding member of the curatorial collective LaRete Art Projects she is in charge of the International Award for Participatory Art launched by the Legislative Assembly of the Italian Region Emilia-Romagna. Institutional positions covered by Julia Draganović include Artistic Director of the Chelsea Art Museum New York (2005-2006) and of PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (2007-2009), Kunsthalle Osnabruck (2013-2019). Her latest position is Director of Villa Massimo in Rome. 
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Festival IN OUT
We would like to invite filmmakers and visual artists to participate in an open international competition happening along with 13th edition of IN OUT FESTIVAL. The competition is organized regularly since 2005 by LAZNIA Centre of Contemporary Art. Participants can submit videoarts, documentaries, experiments and animations focusing on this year’s theme VIDEO/PERFORMANCE.
The contest is a two-step process: until 1 April 2019 jury of the 1st step will select 20 artists, whose works will be qualified to the 2nd step and then screened at LAZNIA CCA. All finalists will be invited to take part in the festival in Gdańsk.
1st award: PLN 5 000 funded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk.
2nd award: PLN 4 000 funded by the LAZNIA CCA.
The jury will also award special mentions.
All the artists must be aged 18 and over.
Film duration: over 1’ under 20’.
Production year: the work should not be older than 3 years.
We are waiting for the submissions until 24 March 2019. Do not hesitate to take part! 
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