POLISH SOUNDSCAPES is a comprehensive sound exhibition of Polish artists who produce and/or work with field recordings. Following the previous iterations of the show, the WRO Art Centre is staging it afresh, giving it a new format. The exhibition explores soundscape as distinctively intrinsic to a specific space and inevitably bred by the interplay of its architecture, human activity, and geographical location.
The recordings are divided into five groups: city, nature, people, document, and composition. The audience can experience them by playing selected sequences separately and/or by making these sequences interact.
The opening night (Nov 21, 2018) will feature a guided tour (6 PM) and a concert by the Czarny Latawiec, based on the sounds captured during field recording operations (7:30 PM).
The exhibition is accompanied by a program of events, including workshops, lectures, concerts, and tours with our guests. More information coming soon!
Artists: Adam Frankiewicz, Anna Nacher, Dariusz Brzostek, Konrad Gęca, Krzysztof Topolski, Krzysztof Marciniak, Fundacja UTU, Ludomir Franczak, Łukasz Szałankiewicz, Marcin Dymiter, Marcin Lenarczyk, Marek Chołoniewski, Martyna Poznańska, Mirt, Paweł Duczmal, Paweł Szczap, Honorata Martin, Rafał Kołacki, Sebastian Bernat, Mateusz Węgrzyn, Rajel Matsili, Iza Dłużyk, Bolesław Wawrzyn, Małgorzata Żerwe
Curators: Marcin Barski, Marcin Dymiter
Project execution: WRO Art Center:
collaboration and coordination: Magdalena Kreis
visual identification: Malwina Hajduk
exhibition design and production + multimedia parametrization: Michał Michałczak
The POLISH SOUNDSCAPES also offers an opportunity to present the outcomes of the work of Basque artist Amaia Vicente, a participant in the Artist-in-Residence program. Spanning between September and November, Vincente’s residency in Wrocław has been devoted to a series of field recordings based on the binaural (two-ear) sound registration system and combined with the geolocation of the sound sources. The artist’s practices in Wrocław have been geared to perfecting the methodology developed for her Ph.D. project at the Department of Art and Technology, University of the Basque Country. Vincente’s field recordings can be accessed by the audience until December 2, 2018.