Guest Talk – Jolanta Woszczenko

We will have Curator and Historian Jolanta Woszczenko in our next colloquium held on 01 Nov 2016 (Tuesday) to give a talk with the topic “Recording of ephemeral: Polish video performance”. The talk will be started at 5:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 01 Nov 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: Recording of ephemeral: Polish video performance

Abstract:
Performance is by definition determined by the artist, place, time and the audience. What would happen if the order was disrupted? What if the artist decided to make a performance without the audience, and just record it with video? Then, should it been seen as a video piece or a performance? What is the relationship between a video and a performance? During the lecture, together we will also analyse how our and artists\’ cultural affiliations influence creating and interpreting an artwork. The screening will include videos of critically acclaimed creators as well as up-and-coming Polish artists, such as Kuba Bielawski, Witosław Czerwonka, Honorata Martin, Marek Rogulski, Piotr Urbaniec, Wojciech Zamiara.

About the Speaker:
Jolanta Woszczenko is a curator and historian. She completed a post-graduate museum and curatorial programme at the Jagiellonian University. She is currently writing a PhD at the University of Gdańsk on experimental film and video. At the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk in Poland she runs the Parakino cycle of monthly meetings with experimental film, video artists and curators from Poland and abroad. She also co-curate monthly meetings with accademics. She has curated, among others, reviews of Laure Prouvost, Omer Fast and Coco Fusco. She curated the first presentation of Christoph Schlingensif in Poland at the Laznia CCA, Ujazdowski Castle CCA in Warsaw and Signs of the Times CCA in Toruń. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions at the Łaźnia CCA, Ujazdowski CCA and the Gdańsk Shipyard. She is the editor of Kolonia Artystów w Stoczni Gdańskiej 2001–2011 (The Artists’ Colony in the Gdańsk Shipyard 2001–2011). Jolanta Woszczenko is a member of International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.

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Guest Talk – Sofía Sienra

We will have Visual Artist Sofía Sienra  in our next colloquium held on 25 Oct 2016 (Tuesday) to give a talk with the topic “Hacking the world. Towards an aesthetic of the invisible”. The talk will be started at 5:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 25 Oct 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: Hacking the world. Towards an aesthetic of the invisible

Abstract:
In a context of hyper-lighting and surveillance society remaining hidden or anonymous has become almost impossible. Invisibility is conceived not only as the strategic way of operation of power but as a tactical space of cultural production. This presentation seeks to explore the realm of the unseen and discuss the invisibilization process in visual arts from three categories: the artist, the subject and the context. Instead of claiming a leading role and producing objects of worship, there are practices that operate outside official channels, creating their own paths, hacking structures in a nomadic attitude that aims to reshape the world.

About the Speaker:
Sofía Sienra is a researcher, professor and visual artist born in Uruguay who lives in Mexico since 2012. She graduated from the Master in Visual Studies with honors for the work entitled “Minimal actions. Towards an aesthetic of the invisible”. Her research interests focus on the intersection between aesthetics, technology and politics. She participated in several collective art exhibitions in Uruguay, England and Mexico. Professionally, she has worked as a cultural journalist, photographer and audiovisual producer. In the academic field, Sofía has published articles and books, shared her research in several meetings, seminars and conferences (Center for Digital Culture, Museum of Fine Arts in Mexico City) and organized two conventions at Mexico University (International Week of Sound and Visual Studies International Forum).

To find out more about Sofía Sienra , you can check out her pages.