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We Will Fail - Teaser
Dir Olga Ozierańska
2014
Poland
We will fail video it’s a story of fascination and mystery set in a timeless space filled with potted plants, modernist furniture, old museum specimen and other ephemera. The main characters conducts a series of surrealist acts and pseudo-scientific experiments lifted straight from Codex Seraphinianus. The central object of the video is a mysterious chemical substance, the effects of which are never revealed —but which must be powerful, as hinted by the violent dimming of the lights. Is it a chemical weapon? Is it a powerful drug? Maybe a cure for a disease or the elixir of youth? The answer is up to each watcher.    Olga Ozierańska was born in Poland, in 1986. She is a multimedia artist. The range of her activities comprises mainly film and photography Olga received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Art in Poznan, Poland in 2011 (specialisation Intermedia). She also studied in Granada, Spain. She received a grant at Central Saint Martins in London. Her works have been exhibited in Spain, Lithuania, Slovakia, Romania and Poland. She won the Art and Fashion competition in the category of Fashion Photograph in 2011 and she took part in prestigious Fashionclash Festival in Maastricht in 2014. Her films have been shown on Proxi Act London Short Film Festival and Arte Video Koeln  
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2nd screening of works in the COMPETITION - HALL
1. Piotr Urbaniec, Objects! 2014, Polska 00:12:11
 
 
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.
 
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
 
2. Izabela Sitarska, Pomiędzy, 2014, Poland, 00:08:28
 
 
Pomiędzy (In-between) is a video work that represents memory. Its structure reflects the search for flashbacks hidden deep in one’s mind. Despite being filmed between the summer and fall of 2014 (i.e. fairly recently), the author already witnessed certain revaluation: sentimental scenes (connected with the author’s ancestry) became a universal representation of periodicity and fear of the order of nature. The main focus is on the relationship with a specific place that becomes a universal place in the world. It is an immersion in surrealistic imaginary memories.
 
Izabela Sitarska (born 1992) is currently studying Mixed Media at the Faculty of Multimedia Communications at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan. Her works explore the possibilities of the human psyche, its defects and their impact on the environment, absurd and syncretism of thinking. She experiments with form, often using video art, performance art, audio, the written word, collage and animation. Her selected exhibitions include: Pack Design Fair (Milan), Draw & Go (Mona Inner Spaces, Poznań), Rysopis (Wro Center, Wrocław).
 
3. Urszula Pieregończuk, Parabellum Luger, 2014, Poland, 00:11:39
 
 
Parabellum Luger is a quasi-documentary movie made in 2014 using found footage. The subject of the film is Georg von Luger and his invention: the 9mm Parabellum pistol, which was the first mass-produced gun officially adopted in the military service. In the years 1908–42, it was the first service pistol of the German army. We can retrace the gun’s journey from a utilitarian object to a symbolic artefact, which has already lost its primary war context.
The soundtrack plays a key role in the movie: the British English voiceover and instrumental music in the background create a film atmosphere that can be compared to the excitement and joy of the beginning of the 20th century.
 
Urszula Pieregończuk  was born in 1984 in Pionki.
From 1999 to 2005 she studied in J. Szermentowski`s arts high school in Kielce.
She graduated Maria Currie Skłodowska university in Lublin in 2011.
Her theoretical finish work at the university was about psychological theory off film, she try comparison 70s psychological theory  with present work about film and Lacan`s theory from Slavoy Zizek and Todd Mcgovan.
In 2011 she was a finalist off Samsung Art Master and got second award and public award for film “Russian romance”.
Since 2008 she making films which are oscillate under borderline of theatre and cinematography. She is director , screenwriter, editor, producer, scenographer and make-up artist in her film.
 
4. Paul O'Donoghue, 3-way flicker, 2014, Irlandia, 00:07:48
 
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People
  • 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 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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  • 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 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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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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