At the invitation of the organizers, WRO participates in the 2nd Parallax Forum Katowice, during which participants will be presented with a specially prepared program WRO On Tour #30 – Parallax View.
After the screening there will be held the discussion untitled: Looking back to look forward. Brexit, nostalgia, experimentation
The discussion and presentations will consider prevailing aesthetics in some moving-image artworks that are at once futuristic and historic. Recent artist moving image work that adopts processes and aesthetics from the medium’s history will be used as a starting point to explore ideas around simultaneously looking back and forward.
The discussion will consider modes of art education that draw from historical developments, re-inventing them for the current context. The CalArts ‘Post-Studio’ course run by Michael Asher and John Baldessari will act as a key example here. An extract from Redmond Entwistle’s 2012 film will be screened.
Discussion will also consider Brexit and the relationship between nostalgic aesthetics of the leave campaign. Works that deal with looking back at UK culture will be explored. Thorsten Knaub’s London/London will be screened, opening discussion about London’s relationship with Europe, govement of people and broader social change.
Contributors: Martin Newth, Chelsea College of Arts, London, Krzysztof Dobrowolski, WRO Art Center, prof. Marian Oslislo, Fine Arts Academy in Katowice