We’d like to invite some of the older viewers of the SIGNALS / Interactive Playground exhibition to a regular series of lecture meetings devoted to the issues of culture and contemporary art, at which we’ll be discovering areas of aesthetics and technology closely related to visual and audio signals.
The meetings will take place every second Wednesday of the month at 6 PM.
Feb 14, 2018 / 6 PM
About conditional arts (on the occasion of the “TeToKi” installation)
The “TeToKi!” installation as a thinking app in the formula of conditional arts. “Conditional arts” is a cross-cutting and inclusive term, freeing you from thinking in the category of a specific medium, manifesto, or aesthetics, and directing towards conditional relations, simplicity and art understood as a group of intersecting diverse practices.
Paweł Janicki – author of the TeToKi! installation, artist, interaction director and producer, working with microsound aesthetics and algorithmic composition. Author of interactive, audiovisual systems, installations and performances, developing new software tools and interfaces.
Mar 14, 2018 / 6 PM
The joy of listening
Robert Losiak and Renata Tańczuk from the Soundscape Research Studio
Selfless listening to the sounds of the surroundings is practically forgotten in contemporary culture, so it is worth looking at its values: the aesthetic and the ludic one. Referring to the idea of deep listening, developed by R. Murray Schafer, Hildegard Westerkamp and Pauline Oliveros, we’ll try to develop our sensitivity and auditory imagination and immerse ourselves in the world of sounds around us.
Robert Losiak, PhD – musicologist, lecturer at the Institute of Musicology, University of Wrocław. Founder of the Soundscape Research Studio. Author of scientific articles devoted to the issues of audio spheres, with particular emphasis on the city’s soundscape.
Renata Tańczuk, PhD – culture expert, lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Wrocław. Member of the Soundscape Research Studio and the Laboratory of the Contemporary Humanities, Institute of Cultural Studies; expert at the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, where she researches collector’s practices. Her main focus is the study of things, collecting practices, sound- and soundscape studies. She’s interested in new trends in cultural research, problems of identity and cultural memory, and the representations of fauna and flora.
Apr 11, 2018 / 6 PM
Black on white: An achromatic history of art
Colour as a substance of an artwork. We’ll take a look at the history of colour in art, and explore the tropes of black, b/w and white artistic realisations. Why did the artists decide to turn the multicolored palettes down? What was the suprematist revolution? And what does Coco Chanel have to do with all this?
Dagmara Domagała – graduate of cultural studies; art critic, art mediator and art guide. Her main focus is researching, elaborating and disseminating analogue and digital collections of the WRO Archive.