18th May, ODA, Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
17.00 – 19.00 – ‘An open process’: creative workshops with disabled youth. Leading – Michał Bałdyga.
19th May, ODA, Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
13.00 -17.00 – ‘An open process’: performance workshops. Leading – Paweł Kwaśniewski.
18.00 – ‘Space’: We are all Superheroes – the presentation of a social-artistic campaign in aid of the disabled and meeting with the author of the project – Michał Bałdyga.
20.00 – ‘Manifestation’ performance: Paweł Kwaśniewski.
20th May, ODA, Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
10.00 -11.00 – “The concept and educational practice of Oskar Hansen in 1970’s in the department of Warsaw Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts’. A lecture and discussion, leading – Przemysław Kwiek – a graduate of professor Hansen’s study, year 1971.
14.00 – 18.00 – Actions as part of ‘An open process’ panel.
18.00 – The inauguration of the 17th International Art Festival Interakcje.
19.00 – ‘An open process’ – the presentation of post-workshop actions of Paweł Kwaśniewski
19.30 – ‘Manifestation’ performance: Janusz Bałdyga, Tomasz Szrama, Marita Bullmann, Deborah Guinnane, Paulina Pankiewicz, Danylo Kovach.
11.00 -14.00 – ‘Space’: Let’s focus on Focus Mall, artists performing in the shopping centre. Focus Mall, Słowackiego 123 st.
18.00 -Performance ‘Manifestation’: Julia Popławska, Vitalii Shupliak, Michał Bałdyga, Terese Longua, Beate Linne, Volodymir Kaufman, Zygmunt Piotrowski. ODA, Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
22nd May, ODA, Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
10.00 – 14.00 – Actions as part of ‘An open process’ panel
18.00 – Performance ‘Manifestation’: Adam Łuczak, Petro Riaska, Kurt Johannessen, Denys Blacker, Jozsef R. Juhasz & Wenmin Tong, Przemysław Kwiek, Sandra Johnston.
about 21.00 – the solemn end of the festival
* The schedule might be changed
Sandra Johnston (Great Britain)
Adam Łuczak (Poland), Beate Linne (Germany), Danylo Kovach (Ukraine), Deborah Guinnane (Great Britain), Denys Blacker (Great Britain), Janusz Bałdyga (Poland), Jozsef R. Juhasz (Slovakia), Julia Popławska (Poland), Kurt Johannessen (Norway), Marita Bullmann (Germany), Michał Bałdyga (Poland), Paulina Pankiewicz (Poland), Paweł Kwaśniewski (Poland), Petro Riaska (Ukraine), Przemysław Kwiek (Poland), Terese Longva (Norway), Tomasz Szrama (Finland/Poland), Vitalii Shupliak (Ukraine), Volodymir Kaufman (Ukraine), Wenmin Tong (China), Zygmunt Piotrowski (Poland).
XVII International Art Festival INTERAKCJE
19-22th may 2015, Piotrków Trybunalski
This year festival is attempting to find reference to an open form and didactic practice of Oskar Hansen in the works of ephemeral arts’ artists. The concept implies the realization of the art festival in the new formula. On the one hand, this realization relies on the strategies of art presentation developed through many years’ experience of the Interakcje Festival. On the other hand, it is based on the strategies of an optimum, sometimes risky, opening, which are the result of living art’s experience. What we propose is to create the festival of “art in progress”, assuming that the festival is mainly the area that generates new realization as a result of meetings of artists representing different artistic backgrounds in one place and time. Thereby we put the functions of the festival understood as a place of a presentation of an actual work of invited artists into a further place. During this edition of the festival the pre-prepared shows, usually so relevant, will not occupy a predominant position even when they are visually attractive, provocative officially or by a text, leading directly to the traditional relation: viewer- work of art. The festival is open space for actions, experience and an experiment in modern art.
We assume that this year festival will create a chance to recognize a new situation, in which basic segments form areas of creation and confrontation, theoretical and historical reflection. The value marking out this edition will be the spreading borders of the Interakcje Festival to the areas of workshop and education experience, which is considered autonomic space of modern art.
The schedule of each edition of the festival is developed in collaboration with the chosen artists – the participants of the festival, who are at the same time art curators of the event. Only then this festival is something beyond the list of names and we can notice something more than individual artistic decisions in numerous modern art forms, and also trends and tendencies, local relationships, the influence of different cultures, civilizational contexts, historical experience.
The art curator and the author of the essential concept of the 15th edition of the festival is a British artist, Sandra Johnston. She is from Northern Ireland, she creates performance, audio-visual installations, processual drawings. Within years 2002 – 2005 she was a member of Arts Humanities Research Council – Research Fellowship (A.H.R.C) at the Ulster University. At that time she conducted the research related to trauma and commemoration. She was a lecturer in Time-Based Art at the Ulster University in Belfast and also a visiting professor in Bauhaus University in Weimar. In autumn 2012 she took up a position of a higher lecturer of The Fine Arts at the Northumbria University. Sandra Johnston participated in Biennial in Venice in 2005 and in Liverpool Biennial in 2004. Her works, naturally experimental, come into existence as a reaction to met places. Each of her works is a dialogue between emotions and memories, existing in tension with vitality and persistence of an elapsing moment and peculiarity of a place.
The festival will take place within 20th – 22nd of May 2015 in Piotrków Trybunalski. The places of the festival: the art galleries ODA (5 Dąbrowskiego St. and 8 Sieradzka St.), but also public areas, among others: Focus Mall or Old Town Square.
The schedule of this festival created by Sandra Johnston is continuation of the concept proposed by Janusz Bałdyga – the curator of the festival last year. Invited artists: Sandra Johnston (Great Britain), Kurt Johannessen (Norway), Terese Longva (Norway), Marita Bullmann (Germany), Volodymir Kaufman (Ukraine), Tomasz Szrama (Finland/Polska), Jozsef R. Juhasz (Slovakia), Wenming Tong (China), Janusz Bałdyga (Poland), Przemysław Kwiek (Poland), Zygmunt Piotrowski (Poland), Michał Bałdyga (Poland), Paweł Kwaśniewski (Poland), Denys Blacker (Great Britain), Beate Linne (Germany), Deborah Guinnane (Great Britain), Paulina Pankiewicz (Poland), Julia Popławska (Poland), Adam Łuczak (Poland), Danylo Kovach (Ukraine), Vitalii Shupliak (Ukraine), Petro Riaska (Ukraine).
The festival is divided into three complementary parts:
- “Manifestation” – individual, actual works of performance art artists.
- “Open process” – works that are going to be created as an effect of mutual works and mutual influence on the level: artist – artist, master – student.
- “Space” – activities in a public area mainly in The Focus Mall.
HOW YOU MOVE ME
Sandra Johnston, February 2015
For Interakcje 2015, I propose to bring together a group of artists who’s work I believe generates sensations of empathy and connection in viewers beyond the immediate, apparent meanings of their physical gestures. What I would like to explore (both through solo and collective works) is the importance of being ‘touched’ by actions, and how this engenders responses in the nervous system of the viewer. Often, the sensitivity or starkness of performances renders us unable to respond verbally to the transitions that have occurred in moments of rawness, gravitas, restraint and release.
What I am suggesting is testing an, ‘anatomy of chance’, for these moments generally evade contrivance, they tend not to occur through conception and control, but through immediacy or surrender in the compulsion of circumstances. I am interested in how we adapt as artists to the realities that performance art is, for the most part, generated as a constructed situation. We work often in quasi-neutral environments yet, our desire is to work beyond the effect, or staging of ideas, moving simultaneously inwards and outwards into the potentiality of chance.
The selected artists represent for me different aspects of the spectrum of empathetic communication, which I feel is a particularly notable aspect of performance art. In the work of some, there is an exquisite gentleness and a refusal to dramatize or create spectacle – a lightness of touch – where absurdity delicately opens up sensations of innocence and awareness beyond rationality. In others an uncompromising clarity in the images presented, stoic beauty, or the ability to produce impenitent emptiness and silence. In yet others, the dignity of protest, anger, an inability to turn away from issues of conscience.
Each of us belongs to a quiet network, we live in, and on, and off, the memory and generosity of a scattered community of artists. In the past few years my connection to organizations such as Bbeyond, PAErsche, Mobius, Black Market International, Corpologia, The Performance Collective, PAB, Unit 1, TRACE, OUI, etc., have all enriched not only my understanding of this art form that we are collectively evolving, but also my understanding of emotional intelligence in all of it’s manifestations. Considering, the possibilities of our capacity to feel multifaceted reactions on behalf of others, and the carrying of these sensations forward as memorable encounters. In this regard, I feel it is important that in our time together we engender a sense of collaboration, so part of the daily structure is to offer a space for different kinds of mutually arranged investigation.
Therefore, How You Move Me, is about the vulnerability of gifting something from ones own internal experience unto others, in order for us all to continue to grow.
The structure will be based on developing 3 variations of collaborative open sessions during the daytime, preferably in different locations. Artists can choose to perform in these sessions or not and changes in the daily structure will reflect group discussions and suggestions. In the evening there will be a program of solo works with different artists performing each evening.
XVI International Art Festival INTERAKCJE
Spaces of Dispute / Spaces of Negotiation
Interactions 2014 is an art festival combining two strategic approaches to performance art: ‘ideatic manifestation’ and ‘open process’. Finding the right proportions between the two should create the optimal formula of a cutting-edge contemporary performance art festival.
We wish to rely on a strategy developed during the Festival’s fifteen years of existence, while opening up a field of experiences resulting from the specificity of performance art. We are proposing an ‘art-in-process’ Festival that, besides presenting existing works, will generate new ones in the course of a workshop programme. Besides the action segment, we are planning to establish a forum for the exchange of ideas and to initiate a discussion on theory/praxis based on the ‘Performance on Theory’ series which broadens the field of performance art by identifying its natural contexts: the intersections of the various disciplines of art. For this part of the Festival, we are proposing the title ‘What Do Pictures Want from Us?’
Another goal of the Festival is to create and present works in the field of new performance art and its developmental strategies, functioning in spaces of visual communication predicated on the interstices of sculpture, drawing, dance, photography and so on. This will be realised through a new formula of the Festival as an open experience of art in process. Although its tradition is only several decades old, performance art has gained considerable authority and respect, as reflected in the establishment of performance art departments at North American and European, including Polish, art museums and universities.
The Festival’s particular goal is to present the creative attitudes of a new generation of artists confronted with an educational tradition aiding the development of a vigorous, intellectually rich discipline that is performance art in its various hues. It is important to notice and analyse its intermedia context. The facilitation of generational and programmatic confrontations between artists from various parts of Europe is of great significance and may result in highly desirable – and artistically indispensable – disputes about values. As an artistic discipline, performance art formulated its definitions outside the framework of official art institutions such as museums, official art centres or art schools. The discipline’s dynamic and global career has resulted in the establishment of festivals such as New York’s Performa or of the performance section at Documenta Kassel, the participation of performance artists in the Venice Biennale, or the initiation of relevant educational programmes at art colleges and universities. The late 1990s and early 2000s fundamentally changed the character and quality of the Polish reflection on performance art, locating its centres in many different places on the cultural map of the world.
We assume that the Festival will provide an opportunity for recognising a new situation, the key segments of which are constituted by the spaces of creation and confrontation, of theoretical and historical reflection. Such a diagnosis is informed by my participation in numerous projects pointing to the fundamental importance of an open process of the creation of a work, defining its own educational programme. My ambition is to expand the boundaries of Interactions to include workshops and educational experiences, treated as autonomous spaces of contemporary art.
XVI INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL INTERAKCJE
Ośrodek Działań Artystycznych
Piotrków Trybunalski, ul. Dąbrowskiego 5
Meeting of participants of the festival. Presentation of assumptions and concepts of workshop section of “Open performance” project.
– Presentation of slogan “What the picture want from us?”
– Presentation of public spaces.
Opening of XVI International Art Festival INTERAKCJE, presentation of participants and programme.
Presentation of young artists:
– Zofia Kuligowska, Olga Dziubak, Grzegorz Bożek,
– Mykhaylo Barabash, Vasyl Odrekhivskyy, Anton Saienko,
– Ricky James, Richard Hall, Sarah Riseborough.
OPEN PEFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SPACE (Focus Mall)
– Karolina Kubik
– Karolina Kucia
– Wolodymyr Kaufman
– Janusz Bałdyga
– Zygmunt Piotrowski
OPEN PEFORMANCE in public space
PERFORMANCE VOYAGE 4 – screening of documentary movie: 15 video-performances of artists from 11 countries – Artistic Association MUU (Helsinki/Finland)
PERFORMANCE ON THEORY
Karolina Kubik, MaraM, Karolina Kucia
– Marta Bosowska
– Sandra Johnston
– Koji Kamoji
– Przemysław Kwiek
Piotrków Trybunalski, ODA Gallery
Krakow. Museum of Modern Art MOCAK
|4 May, Sat
||Opening of the exhibition “1933-1943-1953″:
1933 Stuart Brisley
1943 Alastair MacLennan
1953 Jaap Blonk, Seiji Shimoda, Artur Tajber, Roi Vaara
1943 – A. MacLennan’s workshop starts
|5 May, Sun
||The opening of the 15th anniversary festival Interakcje – public welcome ceremony, including:
1. J. Świdziński & Jean Dupuy (video) it is a reference to the first festival in 1999)
2. R. Piegza live action
3. Presentation of the concept of the festival and also a general presentation of thesis of the conference – A. Tajber
4. Concert K.Knittel, T. Sudnik, (referring to the first festival in 1999)
|1933 – Discursive public event conducted by Maya Balcioglu and Stuart Brisley
1943 – A. MacLennan’s workshop
|6 May, Mon
||The public session of the conference day, conducted by Michał Ostrowicki (Sidey Myoo). A detailed presentation of thesis, a multimedia projection of expression of artists, critics and organizers – panel discussion, lectures, actions, events.
Opening of exhibition „ASFLA Opening the nothing”, curator: Béatrice Jose. Galeria ODA, Sieradzka 8 st.
open untill 19 may
|1943 – ACTUATION by Alastair MacLennan
1953 – J. Blonk, S.Shimoda, R.Vaara, A.Tajber – programme 1st part
|15 years of Interakcje – performance: Jean Dupuy, Michel Collet, Charles Dreyfus, Ryszard Piegza, Józef Robakowski, Valentine Verhaeghe, Max Horde (participants of 1st edition of Interakcje in 1999)
|7 May, Tue
||Conference – continuation. The public session of the conference day
||1953 – J. Blonk, S.Shimoda, R.Vaara, A.Tajber – programme 2nd part
| 15 years of Interakcje – performance: D. Fodczuk, F. Ojda, Ch. Apisuk, A. Del Re, Jiri Suruvka, A. Pastor, Balint Szombathy, Przemysław Kwiek, Jozsef R. Juhasz (curators previous editions plus people associated closely with the festival)
|8 may, Wed
||The public session of the conference – summary and conclusions
||1923 – programme dedicated to Jan Świdziński : QUEBEC in Krakow – Richard Martel, Julie-Andrée T., Whitney Lafleur, Étienne Boulanger, Sara Létourneau, Doyon-Demers
|1943 – workshop of Alastair MacLennan in Piotrków (3 days)
|15 years of Interakcje – performance: J. Bałdyga, , M. Butterwick, N. Correa, N. Frangione A. Grabowski, R. Martel, Victor Petrov, Nenad Bogdanovic
(curators previous editions plus people associated closely with the festival)
|9 May, Thu
||Focus on Focus Mall – program of individual and collective artistic actions prepared by various artists presented in public space of the shopping centre
||Continuation of the exhibition / 1933 Stuart Brisley / 1943 Alastair MacLennan / 1953 Jaap Blonk, Seiji Shimoda, Artur Tajber, Roi Vaara
|1953 – J. Blonk, S.Shimoda, R.Vaara,
A.Tajber – programme 3rd part in Piotrków
|10 May, Fri
||MacLennan – a theoretical and historical program
1943 – ACTUATION by Alastair MacLennan in Piotrków
|11 May, Sat
||1923 – programme dedicated to Jan Swidzinski : QUEBEC in Piotrków: Richard Martel, James Partaik, Julie-Andrée T., Whitney Lafleur, ÉtienneBoulanger, Sara Létourneau, Doyon-Demers
Summary of the Festival and closing ceremony.
|12 May, Sun
Monday, 7 MAY
4.00 pm – Andrzej Dudek-Durer – opening of the exhibition, ODA Gallery, Sieradzka 8 st.
6.00 pm – Opening ceremony, ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
6.15 pm – ASpace For Live Art – presentation by A. Pickels (Belgium), ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
6.00 pm – Iza Chamczyk (Off)(Poland) durational performance, ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
7.00 pm, ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
- Ana Matey (Spain)
- Miss Universe (Turkey)
- Monika Szydłowska (Poland)
- Lana Zdravković (KITCH) (Slovenia)
- Bartosz Łukasiewicz (Poland)
Tuesday, 8 MAY
2.30 pm – Karolina Kubik (Off, Poland), durational performance, ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
4.00 pm – Anne Seagrave (Ireland) opening of the exhibition, ODA Gallery, Sieradzka 8 st.
6.00 pm, ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
- Iza Chamczyk (Off, Poland)
- Sinisa Labrovic (Croatia)
- Justyna Scheuring (Poland)
- Peter Baren (Netherlands)
- Ana Gesto (Spain)
- Peter Grzybowski (Poland)
- Re: Collectif (Belgium)
Wednesday, 9 MAY
6.00 pm, ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
- Iza Chamczyk (Off, Poland)
- Natalia Wiśniewska (Off, Poland)
- Mikołaj Tkacz (Off, Poland)
- Pavlo Kovach (Off, Ukraihne)
- Andrzej Dudek-Durer (Poland)
- Vida Simone (Canada)
- Roberto Rossini (Italy)
- Silvia Antolin (Spain)
Thursday, 10 MAY
2.00 pm – Focus Interakcje (performance art in public space) Inari Virmakoski & Tiina Tuurna (Finland), Milijana Babic (Croatia)
6.00 pm, ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
- Iza Chamczyk (Off, Poland)
- Yurii Biley (Off, Ukraina)
- Luis Dawid Probala (Off, Poland)
- Akenaton (France)
- Branko Miliskovic (Serbia)
- Sandra Sterle (Croatia)
- Shannon Cochrane (Canada)
Friday, 11 MAY
6.00 pm, ODA Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
- Iza Chamczyk (Off, Poland)
- Łukasz Trusewicz (Off,Poland) Andres Galeano (Spain)
- Przemysław Kwiek (Poland)
- Patricia & Marie-France Martin (Switzerland)
- Artur Tajber (Poland)
- Restauracja Europa (Poland)
XIV International Art Festival INTERAKCJE 2012: Focus On European Live Art
International Art Festival „Interakcje” is the most important periodical project organized in Poland, presenting fields of art like performance, happening, actionisms, conceptualism as one of most daring art disciplines practices widely know as “live art”. “Interakcje” is a festival of 13 years’ old tradition, one of the oldest consistently build periodical projects in the world. “Interakcje” are showing both phenomena already known and recognized of cotemporary “live art” (mainly performance) as also new art searching, which we can not clearly qualify to defined fields of art. Among those who are invited we can find so called classics who had begun their career in the sixties and seventies and also young artists yet unbeknownst to the wider audience . For the young artists the festival is a wonderful occasion to confront their experiences with experiences of older veteran artists. In previous festivals presented about 250 artists form more than 30 countries world-wide.
Diversified program of the Festival is addressed to audience consisting of different age and social groups, propagating active participation in culture, increasing the role of artistic creation as an important tool of social communication. Festival is a part of 5-year project under the title “A space for live art”, co-financed by European Commission within the project Culture 2007-2013. Program of each edition of the Festival is based on figure of the art curator of the festival, what allows to present sort of consistent idea on topic of art. Only then the festival is something more than a list of names. Such a perspective allows to see a multiplicity of forms of contemporary art rather than just individual artistic decisions but also trends and tendencies, regional diversity, influence of different cultures, civilization contexts, historical experiences.
XIVth International Art Festival „Interakcje” presents the diversity and actual tendencies of European live art. Festival consists of two parts:
- artistic, in which about 40 artist from 10 countries
- theoretical, filled with accompanying events including presentations, lectures, meetings of artists with audience, exhibitions
Artistic program of this year’s edition had been created with participation of curators from Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Slovenia, France, Finland and Belgium. The choice of these countries is dictated by realization of European project “A Space For Live Art”, a part of which is the festival “Interakcje”. Our foreign partners picked artists most representative for each country. On the form of year’s festival will have inter alia:
- Nieves Correa (Spain) – Spanish artist, curator and the organizer of festival AccionMAD In Madrid,
- Mara Vujovic (Slovenia) – general curator of festival City of Woman in Ljubljana,
- Antoine Pickels (Belgium) – independent curator form Brussels, originator of „A Space For Live Art” project.
Within the additional program, called by us „Off Interakcje” few very young artists , for whom the participation in the festival is often an artistic debut will be presented. Curator of this part of the festival is Janusz Bałdyga.
Festival is not only a survey into most recent works of invited artists. It is as well theoretical presentations including exhibitions, artists meetings, opened lectures and panel discussions. Mentioned forms are realized by both the participants of the festival as well as critics, art historians and scholars of art academies.
Andrzej Dudek-Durer (Poland), curator: Krzysztof Jurecki – opening 7th May, 4.00 pm Galeria ODA, Sieradzka 8
Anna Seagrave (Ireland), in cooperation with Sztuka i Dokumentacja Festival – opening 8th May, 4.00 pm Galeria ODA, Sieradzka 8
Stanisław Piotr Gajda, Gordian Piec
Nieves Correa, Mara Vujovic, Antoine Pickels, Janusz Bałdyga, Dariusz Fodczuk, Krzysztof Jurecki
Małgorzata Kaźmierczak, Paulina Kempisty
Ana Gesto (Spain), Ana Matey (Spain), Andres Galeano (Spain), Andrzej Dudek-Durer (Poland), Anna Seagrave (Ireland), Artur Tajber (Poland), Bartosz Łukasiewicz (Poland), Branko Miliskovic (Serbia), Inari Virmakoski (Finland), Justyna Scheuring (Poland), Lana Zdravković (KITCH) (Slovenia), Milijana Babic (Slovenia), Miss Universe (Turkey), Monika Szydłowska (Poland), Patricia & Marie-France Martin (Switzerland), Peter Baren (Netherlands), Peter Grzybowski (Poland/USA), Philippe Castellin et Jean Torregrosa (France), Przemysław Kwiek (Poland), RE: collectif (Belgium), Roberto Rossini (Italy), Sandra Sterle (Croatia), Shannon Cochrane (Canada), Silvia Antolin (Spain), Sinisa Labrovic (Croatia), Tiina Tuurna (Finland), Vida Simon (Canada), Izabela Chamczyk (Wrocław), Karolina Kubik (Warszawa), Luis Dawid Probala (Kraków), Łukasz Trusewicz (Poznań), Radioda – Mikołaj Tkacz, Piotr Tkacz (Szczecin), Natalia Wiśniewska (Partęczyny / Pojezierze Brodnickie), Pavlo Kovach (Użhorod / Lwów – Ukraina), Yurii Biley (Użhorod / Lwów – Ukraina)
7-11 may 2012 – Galeria ODA, Piotrków Trybunalski
Wystąpienie na Interakcjach Artura Piegzy było jednocześnie jego debiutem. Performance, który przygotował oparty był o dźwięk oraz projektowane obrazy. Artysta użył w swojej akcji także ulotek z głową robota oraz dwóch rzeźb w kształcie głowy. Read more »
Ko Z Hkawng Gyung
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