Programme

Programme 2018 – CONTEXTS the 8th FESTIVAL OF EPHEMERAL ART

THURSDAY, JULY 26

3pm Inauguration of the Festival | Bożenna Biskupska, Zuzanna Fogtt, Andrea Pagnes, Małgorzata Sady | in front of the Sanatorium

3.30pm Opening of the exhibition | Józef Robakowski Krew facebooka / Blood of Facebook | multimedia hall

4–4.30pm opening of exhibitions and installations:

Mirosław Bałka | video installation Apple T | Sanatorium tower

Krzysztof Zarębski | performance documentation Kontakt Bezpośredni / Direct Contact | Sanatorium tower

Sebastian Burgos i ALPERoA | exhibition of drawings and photography | Sanatorium tower

Bożenna BiskupskaRysunek rzeźby w procesie powstawania / A drawing of a sculpture in the process of creating | in front of the sanatorium

Marcel Sparmann exhibition The deer and the lizard | Sanatorium tower

4.30–5.10pm Márcio Carvalho | performance Demythologize That History and Put it to Rest / (Zdemitologizujmy tę historię i dajmy jej spokój) | Sanatorium black hall

5.20–5.50pm Zbigniew Szumski | projection/installation: Kuszenie świętego ciała / live music Michał Ziń| The Temptation of the Holy Body | multimedia hall

 

6–7pm BREAK

 

7pm Horacy Muszyński | screening of Ass.Death.Dicks Prolog | Zdrowie cinema theatre

7.10–8.10pm Łukasz Guzek and Józef Robakowski | meet the author: Rekonstrukcja sztuki akcji w Polsce / Reconstruction of Action Art in Poland | Zdrowie cinema theatre

8.20–8.50pm  Bloom Collective (Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson, Renata Buziak, Vicki Kelleher, Jan Baker-Finch) | multilevel/multidisciplinary performance Piano Bloom | in front of Villa Rosa

9.15-10.15pm Józef Robakowski | screening: author set | Zdrowie cinema theatre

10.15-10.25pm Piotr Kędzierski | PLATFORMA OTWARTA / OPEN PLATFORM | eksperyment audiowizualny / audio-visual experiment | Zdrowie cinema theatre

from 10.30 pm Wykwitex (Karolina Balcer, Janusz Czyżewicz, Jagoda Dobecka, Miłosz Flis, Martyna Muth, Iwona Ogrodzka, Anita Welter) | multimedia actvity Bez tytułu / Untitled | Zdrowie cinema theatre

 

FRIDAY, JULY 27

 

4.30am Stanisław Łubieński | Ornithological walk | start in front of Villa Rosa

7.00–9.00am a.w. performance: To art czy nieart? / Art or Non-art? | square next to the shop

morning | buses departure times a.w. | performance: To art czy nieart? / Art or Non-art? | bus stop

everyday for a few hours Sofi Zezmer Portrety Słowne (Word Portraits) | Główna Street

Konrad Trzeszczkowski | PLATFORMA OTWARTA / OPEN PLATFORM | performance Ice Meat | public space

12.10–12.30pm Mariola Albinowska | PLATFORMA OTWARTA / OPEN PLATFORM | performance: The Stranger | in front of the sanatorium

12.30–1pm Mariya Hoyin | performance Bez tytułu / Untitled | in front of the sanatorium

1–2pm a.w. | performance: To art czy nieart? / Art or Non-art? | Biały Orzeł sanatorium

2.15–3pm Hvitsten Salong festival | presentation Miejsca w miejscu(Other Places in This Place, Anne Weyer Larsen) |Zdrowie cinema theatre

3.10–4.30pm  VestAndPage | film screening sin∞fin – Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass (sin∞fin – Performance w samym środku lustra) / Q&A | Zdrowie cinema theatre

4.30–5.15pm Przepraszam (Ola Kozioł i Suavas Lewy) | sound performance Bez tytułu /Untitled | Zdrowie cinema theatre

 

5.30–7pm BREAK

 

7–8.15pm Dorota Masłowska |Dorota Masłowska in conversation with Stanisław Łubieński about the book Other People + video clips | Zdrowie cinema theatre

8.20-8.50pm Bloom Collective (Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson, Renata Buziak,
Vicki Kelleher, Jan Baker-Finch) |multilevel/multidisciplinary performance Piano Bloom | public space, near Villa Rosa

9pm Maciej Połynko and Małgorzata Wasilek | installation Sześcian dynamiczny / Dynamic cube | park | object exhibited throughout the festival

9–10pm Susanne Weins | performance Melancholic Body (Melancholijne ciało) | black hall

from 10pm  Małgorzata Markiewicz | performance: Spalanie / Combustion | park

10.30–10.50pm  Gim Gwang Cheol | performance Feel the Paper (Poczuj papier) | black hall

11–11.20 pm Igor Stahniv | performance Bez tytułu / Untitled | in front of the sanatorium
11.25–11.55pm Volodymyr Topiy | performance Powietrze / Air | in front of the sanatorium

12.00–12.30am Christian Blandhoel | sound performance IJIN | Zdrowie cinema theatre

 

SATURDAY, JULY 28

 

everyday for a few hours Sofi Zezmer Portrety Słowne (Word Portraits) | Główna Street

Konrad Trzeszczkowski | PLATFORMA OTWARTA / OPEN PLATFORM | performance Ice Meat | public space

from 12pm Natalia Kopytko and Marcin Sipiora | PLATFORMA OTWARTA / OPEN PLATFORM | installation Sól(nie) tej ziemi The Salt of (not) This Earth | near sanatorium

12.10–12.30pm Oleksandr Maksymov and Marianna Maksymova | performance Bez tytułu / Untitled |in front of the sanatorium

12.40–12.50pm Petro Ryaska | performance Bez tytułu / Untitled | in front of the sanatorium

from 1pm a.w. | object To art czy nieart? / Art or non-art? | public space | object exposed for a few hours

1–1.30pm Alastair MacLennan | performance Wave by Waive | stream by the road leading to Villa Rosa

1.40–2.10pm  Zbigniew Benedyktowicz | presentation Other Places in This PlaceContexts in Contexts | Zdrowie cinema theatre

2.20-2.40pm Ewa Zarzycka | performance Wobec / In Relation | foyer of Zdrowie cinema theatre

2.50–3.15pm  Park Kyeong Hwa | performance Fishbowl (Akwarium) | Zdrowie cinema theatre

3.30–4.30pm Susanne Weins | lecture Voice: the Invisible Foreign Body | Zdrowie cinema theatre

4.45–5.45pm  Alicja Cichowicz and Elżbieta Janicka | talk about the book W kręgu neoawangardy – Warsztat Formy Filmowej / In the Neo-avant-garde Circle – the Workshop of the Film Form + screening | Zdrowie cinema theatre

 

5.45–7pm BREAK

 

7–7.40pm  Tanja Brüggemann and Anna Hauf | performance AMA | multimedia hall

7.50–8.50pm Studio Marka Serafińskiego |Miejsca w miejscu/ Other Places in This Place, screening, introduction Małgorzata Bosek | Zdrowie cinema theatre

9–9.40pm  ALPERoA and Andrea Pagnes | performance M.T. III (Minutos de Tension III / Minuty napięcia III) | black hall

from 10pm  Małgorzata Markiewicz | performance: Spalanie / Combustion | park

10.30–11.15pm Group performance introduced by Andrea Pagnes | featuring ALPERoA, Sebastian Burgos, Marcio Carvalho, Gim Gwang Cheol, Park Kyeong Chwa, Susanne Weins, Gisela Hochuli, Małgorzata Sady | black hall

11.20pm–12am Nikola Benčova | performance a forest that became all eyes : Abuela. Boka. Xibalba. | black hall

12am Bloom Collective (Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson, Renata Buziak,
Vicki Kelleher, Jan Baker-Finch) multilevel/multidisciplinary performance Piano Bloom | public space

 

SUNDAY, JULY 29

 

4.30am Bloom Collective (Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson, Renata Buziak,
Vicki Kelleher, Jan Baker-Finch) multilevel/multidisciplinary performance Piano Bloom | public space

11.45am–12.30pm  Teatr Cinema | presentation Miejsca w miejscu (Other Places in This Place, Zbigniew Szumski) | Zdrowie cinema theatre

12.45–1.45pm Studio Marka Serafińskiego | Miejsca w miejscu (Other Places in This Place) film screenings, introduction Małgorzata Bosek | Zdrowie cinema theatre

from 2pm  Zweintopf | intervention Bez tytułu / Untitled | public space

2.30pm Sofi Zezmer | exhibition Portrety Słowne / Word Portraits (created during the festival) |foyer of Zdrowie cinema theatre

3–4pm William Kentridge |3 animated films and documentary How We Make Sense of the World | Zdrowie cinema theatre

4–4.30pm Josef Sprinzak | performance What My Grandmother Said to Franz Josef | black hall

4.45–5.15pm Tanja Brüggemann, Conny Zenk, Susanne Hofer | screening AOA I Skizze A i REGLOS – IMMOTO | Zdrowie cinema theatre

5.15–5.45pm Micro Cuts performance Untitled| park

 

5.45–7pm BREAK

 

7.10–8.10pm Gim Gwang Cheol and Park Kyeong Hwa | performance Logic Alchemy #4, #5, #6 black hall

8.20–8.40pm Gisela Hochuli | performance Das Rote Tuch (The Red Cloth) | fountain

8.50-9.10pm Mykhajlo Barabash | performance Way of Knowing | Zdrowie cinema theatre

9.20–9.50pm Małgorzata Potocka | screening of film A Prayer to Being- Koji Kamoji | Zdrowie cinema theatre

from 11pm Bartłomiej Chmara, Karolina Karnacewicz, Kinga Maluga | PLATFORMA OTWARTA / OPEN PLATFORM |audio visual performative installation  Ray  | black hall

 

MONDAY, JULY 30

12.00 Horacy Muszyński | screening of Robakowski The Remake | Zdrowie cinema theatre

13.00–14.20  VestAndPage | film screening sin∞fin – Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass (sin∞fin – Performance w samym środku lustra)  / Q&A | Zdrowie cinema theatre

14.30–15.30 Studio Marka Serafińskiego |screening| kinoteatr Zdrowie

15.40–16.40 William Kentridge | 3 animated films and documentary How We Make Sense of the World | Zdrowie cinema theatre| Zdrowie cinema theatre

16.50–17.20 Tanja Brüggemann, Conny Zenk, Susanne Hofer | screening AOA I Skizze A i REGLOS – IMMOTO | Zdrowie cinema theatre

17.30–18.00 Małgorzata Potocka | screening of film A Prayer to Being- Koji Kamoji | Zdrowie cinema theatre

 

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Performance, installations, interventions

Over 50 artists from five continents, some of whom are coming to Poland for the first time. Performance activities, sound productions, installations, interventions in public spaces, open stage for young creators, film projections and exhibitions. All of that is included in the 8th edition of Contexts festival, whose theme is “Foreign object”. Artists participating in the festival will attempt to answer the following question: “is art a foreign object in society or is it its’ integral element?”. The first ones to face the main theme of the festival will be performers invited by the curators of the festival to Sokołowsko – an Italian and German duo VestAndPage; an Austrian duo Zweintopf, who love absurd; a laureate of the Swiss Performance Award – Gisela Hochuli; the most prolific performance artist from Asia – Gim Gwang Cheol; a Chilean performer from Par de Patos collective – Alvaro Pedro Roa and Márcio Carvalho – a visual artist, performer and co-curator of the first biennale live art in Africa. We will also see a video installation by one of the most prominent contemporary sculptors – Mirosław Bałka, a sound production of a multidisciplinary duo from Łódź – Przepraszam and a voice performance by Josef Spinzak from Israel. The programme of Contexts also includes a meeting with writer Dorota Masłowska presenting her video clips, and multilevel activities of a five-person artistic group from Australia – Piano Bloom.

A strong emphasis on film

This year’s edition of Contexts festival is dedicated to a legendary artist Józef Robakowski, who will present an original set of films. The festival guests will also get a chance to participate in a multimedia exhibition “Facebook blood” opening the festival, through which Robakowski exposes the Poles’ amazing creative potential. That is not the end of film theme during Contexts. In Sokołowsko’s own Zdrowie cinema theater we will be able to see films by William Kentridge – an artist called “the last living genius”, whose animations were shown during the Edinburgh or Cannes festivals. This year’s edition of Contexts festival is also an opportunity to get familiar with the work of Marek Serafiński’s studio.

Open platform

This year, for the second time, Open Platform will be launched. Its aim is to enable young artists to present their work. A dozen young creators, whose work will be displayed for the entire duration of the festival, will participate in the Open Platform. Young adepts of contemporary art, who will be present at the Contexts festival, include Wykwitex group from Wrocław and others. The festival will be closed with a collective performance led by Andrea Pagnes from VestAndPage duo with the participation of artists chosen by the performer.

Sokołowsko – a mecca for artists in Lower Silesia

Sokołowsko is a small village in Lower Silesia located 15 km from Wałbrzych. It was discovered again by In Situ Foundation, who gave it a second life by creating Laboratory of Culture. It is a mecca for artists from the whole world, a place for festivals, exhibitions, projections, shows and meetings devoted to contemporary art, film and experimental music. Pack your tents, pitch them on the hill right by the forest or between the sanatorium and  stream to spend a few days in July amidst the haze of ephemeral art.

Offical fesival website: www.contexts.com.pl