Published: November 17, 2015

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We would like to invite you to watch a series of documentaries on TVP KULTURA, dedicated to Contexts 2015 – The 5th International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art, that took place this year between 18-22 of July.

Wednesday night – thursday morning: November 19th at 0:30-1:00 am.

The first episode will showcase the work and performance carried out during the festival by Alastair MacLennan.
This episode will feature a lecture given by the artist, recorded in the “Zdrowie” cinema, fragments from the movie “Alchemist”, put together by Richard Ashrawan, featuring Alastair MacLennan, Sandra Johnson and Bridie Ashrawan, as well as documentation from an exhibition of “Drawings”.
A large part of the television broadcast will present a performance entitled "AND TO SAND", that Alastair MacLennan carried out in the river Sokołowiec in front of the Sanatorium.

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The theme of the 5th edition of CONTEXTS is water

Published: July 01, 2015

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The theme of the 5th edition of CONTEXTS is water approached from different perspectives: one of the elements, water of life, „everything flows”, purification, medium linking the world of living and the world od the dead. In the history of Sokołowsko as a spa, water played a significant role as an element of therapy – healing mineral water and hydrotherapy of dr Priessnitz in dr Brehmer's sanatorium. The artists will relate to these and other apsects in their realizations.

Each edition of CONTEXTS honours a distinguished artist. In the past they were Jan Świdziński, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Jerzy Bereś and Zygmunt Rytka. This year we pay tribute to Alastair MacLennan...


Performance workshops!

Published: June 17, 2015

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Parallel to the festival there will be open workshops for young people ran by Alaistair MacLennan(performance), Caroline Bagnall (choreography, dance), Vest&Page (performance) i Mieczysław Litwiński (sound/music/voice).

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Date of festival!

Published: June 15, 2015

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Contexts 2015 – The 5th International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art

The 5th International Sokolovsko

Festival of Ephemeral Art will take place from July 18th to 22nd, 2015.

The festival provides a platform for presenting ephemeral art in its various manifestations: performances, installations, sound pieces and multimedia works. We focus on delivering an artistic message to local community through realizing works in public space, naturally accessible to the inhabitants of Sokolovsko, organize workshops for children and adults. The festival also features documentation of art projects and art places, screenings and exhibitions. Artists, critics, art theoreticians and historians are offered a platform for discussions.