WRO: from the Archives
   

a selection of video works from WRO Art Center archives
part of the Digital Cultures conference
Iluzjon Cinema / Room: Stolica / Warsaw, Poland
Sep 26, 2019 / Thu / 8 PM
Sep 27, 2019 / Fri / 2:30 PM

WRO: from the Archives
   

a selection of video works from WRO Art Center archives
part of the Digital Cultures conference
Iluzjon Cinema / Room: Stolica / Warsaw, Poland
Sep 26, 2019 / Thu / 8 PM
Sep 27, 2019 / Fri / 2:30 PM

Info

A one-hour video program specially prepared for Digital Cultures, composed of archival materials from the collections of WRO Art Center.

The program will be presented by Paweł Janicki, who will take part in the 1:1 meetings on Friday (Sep 27) as one of the nine international experts working in the field of digital culture. More information and registration for meetings: HERE.

Founded over three decades ago, WRO has always taken care to record and document its events – the exhibitions, performances, concerts, symposia and meetings held during the WRO Biennale, as well as the centre’s other activities. It also made sure to retain the rights to those recordings for research, educational and creative purposes. As a result, it has amassed a collection of unique material which has served as the basis for many subsequent publication, exhibition and research projects. Purely artistic works have also been based on these archive recordings, e.g. interactive installations which reframe them in new contexts.

WRO’s work demonstrates the fundamental difference between a “living” archive built up within the confines of an active artistic institution, and an archive which is kept with the greatest of care but is frozen in a context outside of the environment in which it was created.

This review of WRO’s video work allows us to look at archiving as an integral, continuous process for accumulating experience and achievements.

Program:

Benoît Maubrey, Audio Ballerinas, performance on the Main Square in Wrocław
WRO ’98 MEDIA EXPRESSION

Władysław KaźmierczakCrash, performance broadcast live from the television studio
WRO Polish Monitor Festival, 1994

Eric Siu, Touchy, performance in public space
15th Media Art Biennale WRO 2013: Pioneering Values

Mirosław E. Koch, Kormorany. Epizod Dym.
1991

Istvan Kantor, Media Revolt, performance at Renoma Department Store
Wrocław, June 20, 2014

Jaron Lanier, Virtual Reality as Musical Instrument
Media Art Biennale WRO 1997

Jarosław Kapuściński, The point is
GLOBALICA: Media Art Biennale WRO 2003

Tibor Szemző , Tractatus, performance broadcast live from the television studio
Composers’ Night, 1995

Marcin Krzyżanowski, Madness and Desolation
WRO ’98 MEDIA EXPRESSION

Arkadiusz “Bago” Bagiński, Communicators, installation sabotaging the urban traffic control system
GLOBALICA: Media Art Biennale WRO 2003

Andrey Ustinov, Film Noir, performative installation
17. Media Art Biennale WRO 2017 DRAFT SYSTEMS

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