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.
The lecture is an attempt to look at the practice of media art at an unusual angle: without getting rid of technological gadgets, while trying to make the most of available digital techniques (and thinking in terms of digital). It also introduces a historical perspective. It shows that many phenomena in media culture is a modern representation of processes present in culture for a long time.
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.
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? How the colour usage was conditioned by the available technology? And what does Coco Chanel have to do with all this?
Dagmara Domagała – scholar, author, art critic, art mediator and art guide. She graduated (MA) in Cultural Studies from the University of Wroclaw. Her main focus is researching, elaborating and disseminating analogue and digital collections of the WRO Archive. She guides WRO residents thru WRO Collection, supporting them technically and theoretically. Since 2015, she is a member of the WRO Biennale’s program team. She has conceived the “Tapes: Rewind” series of screenigs showing materials collected in the WRO archive since 1989. Currently working upon the “WIDOK 5. WRO Media Art Reader” as a co-editor of writings and audiovisual materials. She lectures media art for international students at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw.