Cultivated Cultures / Lviv
   

1 October – 15 November, 2015

Cultivated Cultures / Lviv
   

1 October – 15 November, 2015

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Lviv’s State Museum of Natural History

Artists: Natalia Balska, Michał Brzeziński, Katrin Caspar & Eva-Lisa Puhakka, Elvin Flamingo aka Jarosław Czarnecki, Paweł Janicki & the WROcenter Group, Dobrosława Nowak

The Cultivated Cultures exhibition was one of the several events that made up the big showcase of contemporary art, the 16th edition of the Media Art Biennale WRO 2015, which took place in Wrocław from May till September 2015 under the title Test Exposure.

The presentation of the exhibition at the Lviv’s State Museum of Natural History within the program of the Tetramatyka festival is the exhibition’s first display after the Wrocław premiere. The exhibition is composed of six works that were either sent in by the artists to the program of the WRO 2015 Biennale, such as Whispers by Katrin Caspar & Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Body Language by Michał Brzeziński or Everything Human Is Alien To Me by Dobrosława Nowak, chosen to the First Best Media Art Diploma Work Competition (B-612 by Natalia Balska, awarded in this comptetion) or works that were developed by WRO (Waterfall, Paweł Janicki & the WROcenter Group), and complemented by the installation The Symbiosity of Creation by Elvin Flamingo, shown here in form of a video documentation that was invited to the exhibition as its expressive thematic axis.

“The Cultivated Cultures exhibition, in itself offering a unique research enclave, spotlighted an array of issues intensely explored in media art, probing, in particular, the art/science convergences and interpenetrations, where science seeks not only attractive visualizations of data, and art seeks not only to test the possible threats and limitations posed by science, which by itself might be too one-sided in addressing them. What goes beyond that “not only” in the art/science intercourse is art striving to become science’s equal in using and imposing epistemological precision.” (Viola Krajewska).

The context of the exhibition is being broadened by the digital archive of video documentations depicting the events of the last four editions of the WRO Biennale. It is a self-operated unit enabling the audience to view the carefully chosen and edited clips that present the gamut of issues forming the ground for contemporary media art in the variety of all its forms and processes.

The exhbition is presented in Lviv on invitation of the Tetramatyka Festival and thanks to the financial support of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.

List of works:

1. Natalia Balska (PL), B-612, interactive installation, 2014

2. Michał Brzeziński (PL), Body Language, affective installation, 2014

3. Dobrosława Nowak, Everything Human Is Alien To Me, video installation, 2013

4. Katrin Caspar (DE) + Eva-Lisa Puhakka (FI), Whispers, interactive sound installation, 2014

5. Paweł Janicki & the WROcenter Group (PL), Waterfall, interactive video installation, 2008-2014

6. Elvin Flamingo aka Jarosław Czarnecki (PL), The Symbiosity of Creation, installation, 2012-2034; multi-screen video documentation (2015); additional footage and editing: Bartosz Konieczny, WRO Art Center

7. WRO on Tour, computer application; viewing unit to browse the WRO Biennale documentation; preparation: Bartosz Konieczny, WRO Art Center, 2015

curator: Piotr Krajewski

curatorial cooperation and coordination: Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka

logistics and technical supervision: Michał Michałczak

production: WRO Foundation / WRO Art Center

About exhibition

(Polski) „Wystawa tworzy swoistą enklawę badawczą zagadnień pozostających w silnym polu badań sztuki mediów, zwłaszcza dotyczących zakresów zbliżania się i przenikania art/science, gdzie w tym zbliżaniu się od strony science nie chodzi jedynie o atrakcyjną wizualizację danych, a od strony art wyłącznie o testowanie możliwych niebezpieczeństw i ograniczeń science, która na własnym polu rozpatruje je być może nazbyt jednostronnie, ale też o wywalczenie przez sztukę równego nauce prawa do korzystania i narzucania precyzji epistemologicznej”

Viola Krajewska, katalog wystawy WRO Résumé

Works

(Polski) 1. Natalia Balska (PL), B-612, instalacja interaktywna, 2014

2. Michał Brzeziński (PL), Mowa ciała, instalacja afektywna, 2014

3. Dobrosława Nowak (PL), Wszystko, co ludzkie jest mi obce, instalacja wideo, 2013

4. Katrin Caspar (DE) + Eva-Lisa Puhakka (FI), Whispers, dźwiękowa instalacja interaktywna, 2014

5. Paweł Janicki & the WROcenter Group (PL), Wodospad, interaktywna instalacja wideo, 2008-2014

6. Elvin Flamingo aka Jarosław Czarnecki (PL), Symbiotyczność tworzenia, instalacja, 2012-2034; wielomonitorowa dokumentacja wideo (2015); dodatkowe zdjęcia i opracowanie: Bartosz Konieczny, Centrum Sztuki WRO

7. WRO on Tour, aplikacja komputerowa; stanowisko do przeglądania dokumentacji wydarzeń Biennale Sztuki Mediów WRO; opracowanie: Bartosz Konieczny, Centrum Sztuki WRO, 2015