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Libertango
Dir Antonina Konopelska
2018
PL
The artist's encounter with Grzegorz Kowalski takes place in an unusual space of tango – Libertango. The linguistic contamination was introduced by Ástor Piazzolla in the title of his famous composition from 1974. The piece, containing a very important component: la libertad, crossed the boundaries of classical tango by entering the area of tango nuevo. Grzegorz Kowalski, the artists' former professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, allowed her to take our relationship to the new territory. As he stated: 'The hierarchical student-professor relationship in the educational process has always bothered me. In my opinion, the main obstacle in reaching more intimate layers, in communicating and coming to a shared understanding, is banning us from touching each other. The belief that it is inappropriate. That the professor must not touch the student, that the student must not pat the professor on the back – all this impairs our communication by depriving it of a very important aspect. Hence, Antonina’s idea that now, when we are no longer subject to this appropriateness and hierarchy, we can do something like that really appealed to me. Thanks to that I can enter the sphere that was not used by me when  Antonina was my student.'.   Antonina Konopelska (1990)  — multimedia artist based in Poland. The core of her artistic experiments and research is contact. She is also interested in sound and movement and their impact on individuals and group. Graduate of Grzegorz Kowalski’s Audiovisual Space Studio 'Kowalnia' at Media Art Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (MA, BA) and Modern Language Studies at University of Warsaw (BA). She presented her works during numerous solo and group exhibitions in Warsaw, Katowice, Krakow, New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Szczecin, Cetinje, Minsk and Łódź, among others. Recipient of Scholarship of ZAiKS — Polish Society of Authors and Composers (2019-2013), Adam Mickiewicz Institute Polish Culture Abroad scholarship (2018), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Artistic Award of 2014, Dean’s Distinction for her diploma movie Kubu (2014), and The Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for outstanding artistic achievements (2013). Her commissioned works were made for institutions like Los Angeles Opera, The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, Nowy Theatre in Poznan, Guliwer Theatre in Warsaw, Embassies of Germany and Turkey in Warsaw. Founder of BA\SEN Artspace at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She has a high awareness of the necessity of form.     
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Performance of Honorata Martin
I do not want to describe what I'll do, because maybe if I see you I will not do it. Or maybe I want to do nothing, but I won’t do nothing because I want to do something when I face someone. Although there is a chance that I won’t face anyone, that I will lay down or run away. I don’t want to describe the problem I'm going to deal with, because I want to do in a way that will make you understand it differently, or understand it the same way, but not because I'll explain it. If I’m in a good mood, I will bake cookies, so maybe it's worth coming. I’m still thinking about it though.
 
Honorata Martin 
 
The gallery from the performance is available here >>
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  • Curator of 13th inoutfestival
    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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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.
 
 
Awards:
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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Terms for download:
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