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competition film
Objects! - Teaser
Dir Piotr Urbaniec
2014
Poland
The video is part of a spatial installation included in my work Objekty-wizm (Object-ivism). I'm interested in everyday objects and searching for new constellations, meanings and functions of known objects. I place objects in absurd physical relationships and processes. This video documentation presents the results (successes and failures). I registered the processes in which the objects are involved, contrary to their purpose. My goal is to challenge the surrounding reality. It is a kind of rebellion, creation of an abstract utopia, in which nonsense and noise dominate the social order, memory and habit. For more information, visit: http://www.intermedia.asp.krakow.pl/dyplomy/obiekty-wizm   Piotr Urbaniec (born 1992, Krakow) – He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (Intermedia Department, Transmedia Studio), where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. He currently studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Media Arts Department, Mirosław Bałka Studio of Spatial Activities). He is the winner of the 2014 Young Wolves Grand Prix and special dean’s award of Prof. Kamil Kuskowski. His work has been presented in Poland – inter alia in: Ujazdowski Castle CCA (2014), Dawid Radziszewski’s Gallery (2015), Labyrinth Gallery (2014), Zona Contemporary Art Gallery (2014), Kolektyw 1a (2014), Manggha Japanese Art Centre (2012), Malopolska Garden of Art (2014), Opcja Gallery (2013), Spokojna Gallery (2014) – and abroad: Roman Susan Chicago (2014), Latitude Chicago (2014), Pastificio Cerere Rome (2014), Sziget Budapest (2014). He took part in a TVP Kultura television series Videogalerie (2014), and his work has been published online e.g. by SF Moma, MOMA Teens, The Jogging.      
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1st screening of works in the COMPETITION - HALL
1. Monika Czyżyk, its me the first one, 2014, Finland, 00:03:40
 
It’s me the first one is a video documentation of an old Polish man showing and commenting on a set of slides. You never see the person who is talking, just the wall and interior of the room, and the projected images. This silent meditation on bygone times and memories fading together with the depicted people has a melancholy hold on the spectator.
 
Monika Czyżyk (born in 1989 in Poland) is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She obtained her Master’s Degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and Bachelor’s Degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (Time and Space Arts). She is currently working on her MFA at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (Time and Space Arts).
Since 2012, Monika has been involved in performance works. In 2012, she did stage designs for her collaboration with dance choreographer Riina Koivisto for the dance performances Passage and Global Water Dance in Paris. In 2013, Monika worked as an assistant for performance artist Paula Rayan in her pavilion during Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany. More recently, she was working on the Seven Deadly Sins opera, produced by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, which premiered at Jatkasaari Bunkeri in September 2013.
In 2014 her short film It’s me the first one was selected in Eurovideo-Videographies festival and was shown in Liége, Donostia – San Sebastián, Sarajevo, Mons, Skopje and Kaliningrad. It was nominated for Off Camera Festival in Łódź and Mountain Festival in Krakow. It also received a second prize in the Przedwiośnie competition organized by the BWA Gallery in Kielce. Czyżyk’s graduation film Patrzatka was screened during the presentation of her MFA thesis in the Agrafka cinema.
 
2. Toni Bestard, Foley artist, 2013, Spain, 00:18:00
3. Minna Kallinen, Every time again, 2015, Finland 00:05:45
 
 
4. Aleksander Krzystyniak, Game of life, 2015, Poland 00:14:33
 
 
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People
  • Jury of 2nd stage: Mikołaj Trzaska
    Mikołaj Trzaska – born in Gdańsk, saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer, grew out of yass – a socio-artistic movement that in the 80-ties/ 90-ties opposed the rigidity of Polish jazz environment. Together with Tymon Tymański and a group of other musicians free from any doctrine they changed the image of Polish jazz music. Trzaska was the co-founder of the most important yass group – legendary Miłość and of as creative Łoskot. Although the impetus of yass faded away many years ago he became the leader of national improvisation scene. After the yass period he recorded a few concentrated and quiet albums with the section of Oleś brothers. He also accompanied poets – Świetlicki and Andrukhovych, he created muical – literary projects with Andrzej Stasiuk. Today he is the leader of international trio Volumen and the member of among others Resonance of Ken Vandermark, Magic – Joe McPhee or Shofar trio with Raphael Rogiński and Macio Moretti – playing Jewish music. But above all he realizes himself in the radical contemporary free jazz. He travels around the world cooperating with personalities of world improvisation among others with Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermak, Peter Friis Nielsen, Clementine Gasser, Pete Ole Jorgensen, Michael Zerang, Franz Houtzinger, Jay Rosen, Domik Duval, Mark Sanders. He has recorded around thirty albums.
     
     
     
     
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  • Jury of 2nd stage: Wojciech Bąkowski
    Wojciech Bąkowski (born 1979)
     
    Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań in 2005.
    Artist, poet, musician. Author of: animated movies, videos, audioperformances, alternative music, drawings and graphics. Member of music bands: KOT, Czykita, NIWEA. Since May 2007 along with Radosław Szlaga, Tomasz Mróz, Konrad Smoleński, Piotr Bosacki, Magdalena Starska and Iza Tarasewicz is a member of artistic group PENERSTWO.
    Winner of Deutsche Bank Prize “Views 2009”.
     
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  • Jury 1st stage: Adam Witkowski
    Adam Witkowski is a visual artist working in the common area of several media - installation, video, audio, music and painting. In 2004 he graduated from the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk where he currently teaches.
     
    Since graduation he took part in over 170 solo and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad (Germany, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Russia).
    Co-founder of several bands: Samorządowcy, Nagrobki, Langfurtka, Gówno and radio projects: Radio Copernicus, Radio Simulator and Radio Stadion.
     
    more information:
    www.adamwitkowski.com
    www.soundcloud.com/adamwitkowski
     
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  • Jury 2nd stage: Frieder Schlaich
    Frieder Schlaich is a German producer and director born in 1961 in Stuttgart. After studying Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, his debut film HALFMOON, based on writings by Paul Bowles, received numerous awards and international critical acclaim. His subsequent film OTOMO, based on the true story of an African immigrant in Stuttgart, won Best Film at Bergano and the Diversity in Spirit Award at Vancouver in 2000. Since then he has produced with his production company FILMGALERIE 451 films by such diverse artists as Christoph Schlingensief (FREAKSTARS 3000 & THE AFRICAN TWIN TOWERS), Werner Schroeter (int. co-production NUIT DE CHIEN), Heinz Emigholz (GOFF IN THE DESERT, PARABETON, THE AIRSTRIP), Irene von Alberti (STADT ALS BEUTE, TANGERINE), Cynthia Beatt (THE INVISIBLE FRAME, with Tilda Swinton), Elfi Mikesch (MONDO LUX), Omer Fast (CONTINUITY) or his latest short film (THREE STONES FOR JEAN GENET) with Patti Smith.
     
    www.filmgalerie451.de
     
     
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Festival IN OUT
Animations/Documentaries/Short films/ Experiments/Short video forms /Concerts
 
This year we invite artists to take part in the contest for the best:
Animations/Documentaries/Short films/ Experiments/ Videoideo forms with the theme: sound/image
 
The contest has two stages, during the first one, until 10th of April 2015 the jury will choose 25 artists whose works would qualify to the second stage and those will be presented during the reviews and exhibitions is CCA Łaźnia. Artists will be invited to the contest in Gdańsk. The prizes will be funded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodship Mieczysław Struk and by the National Audiovisual Institute. The members of the jury are: Mikołaj Trzaska, Wojciech Bąkowski i Frieder Schlaich.
 
Awards:
First prize in amount of 8 000 PLN (approximately 2 000 Euro) funded by National Audiovisual Institute
Second prize  in amount of 4 000 PLN (approximately 1 000 Euro) funded by the the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk
 
In addition to the prize money will be awarded honorable mentions.  The best video works will also be made available  on the website of the National Audiovisual Institute (www.ninateka.pl) and released on DVD.
 
 
The contests is directed at visual and film artists over 18.
Duration of the video: from 1 to 20 minutes.
The work should not be older than 3 years.
 
Deadline for applications with legibly filled with attachments is the 31st of March 2015.
 
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Honorary Patronage of the project is held by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodship Mieczyslaw Struk.
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