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



Topic: Recording of ephemeral: Polish video performance

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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