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teaser Non omnis
Dir Irmina Rusicka
An attempt at painting the words Non omnis moriar on a hot wall with a brush and water; it refers to the desire to leave a permanent and meaningful trace of one’s existence. The phrase comes from Horace’s Odes and means I shall not all die.
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Laure Prouvost, Wot hit talk
Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art will present an exhibition of works by Laure Prouvost, who received one of the most important artistic recognitions – the Turner’s Prize awarded by Tate Britain. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Poland. A discussion panel with the artist, Gareth Bell-Jones and Tomasz Swoboda will follow the exhibition opening.
What is the relation between language and reality? Where does one draw the line between truth and fiction? Can we fully represent our sensations using language and the visual sphere? Laure Prouvost juxtaposes text with image to create surrealist narratives, providing new contexts for words and images. In her work, she also attempts to transgress the borders between the visual and the sensual through language. Using narrative traditions and oral culture on film, she creates vivid stories filled with humour. Her works test to see what will happen if the sentences and words contain typos or slips of the tongue, or even an intentional half-truth or over-interpretation. As the artist claims, “reality is never exactly what we dream of, it surprises us in good and bad ways. People wish for things to be better than they are in reality. Imagination can give us what we want.” Prouvost allows us also to dream and reach higher.
The exhibition will include installations, objects, as well as paintings and videos, among them “Heat hit it”, which consists of quickly alternating sequences of everyday life situations as observed by the artist. The sequences are interrupted by picturesque stills that are followed by unrelated quirky shots. As the film progresses, its mood becomes more and more alarming. Just like in her other films, Prouvost demonstrates the ambiguity of meaning and the understanding of reality.
Laure Prouvost creates films, installations and performances. Her works have been exhibited, among others, in Tate Britain, ICA, Serpentine, BFI Galleries and at the Lyon Biennale. Her films were screened at many international festivals, for instance at the Oberhausen, where she won the main prize twice.
In 2011 Provoust won the first edition of the Max Mara Art Prize awarded by the Whitechapel Gallery. Also in 2011 she was selected for the Frieze Projects, and for the Frieze Frame the year before that. In 2013 she was nominated to the Turner Award for the exhibition FarFromWords at the Whitechapel Gallery and for the piece Wantee. She is most known for her video art characterised by surprising plots and absurd humour.
The exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk will be its first individual presentation of the work in Poland.
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  • Beata Śniecikowska
    Beata Śniecikowska – Polish studies scholar and historian of art, adjunct professor at the Department of Historical Poetics in the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include transcultural and intersemiotic relations, especially in the context of broadly defined modernism. She is particularly concerned with the question of audiality and visuality in poetry. For years, she has also been tracking connections between European literature and art with cultures of the Far East. Author of Słowo – obraz – dźwięk. Literatura i sztuki wizualne w koncepcjach polskiej awangardy 1918–1939 [Word-Image-Sound. Literature and the Visual Arts in Concepts of the Polish Avant-garde] (Kraków 2005), „Nuż w uhu”? Koncepcje dźwięku w poezji polskiego futuryzmu [Concepts of Sound in the Poetry of Polish Futurism] (Wrocław 2008) and Haiku in Polish. Genology from a Transcultural Perspective (Toruń 2016). Holder of grants from the Foundation for Polish Science and The Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education, deputy chair of
    “Centrum Międzynarodowych Badań Polonistycznych” (Center for International Polish Studies) foundation.
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Festival IN OUT
11 IN OUT FESTIVAL 2017 word/image
Experiments/Short video forms / Documentaries
Festival In Out is a cyclic project of Centre for Contemporary Art, organized since 2005. As part of the festival will be held lectures, film screenings, concerts and open, international contest for the best: video works, experiments, documents.
This year we invite artists to take part in the contest for the best:
Animations/Documentaries/Short films/ Experiments/ Videoideo forms with the theme: word/image

The contest has two stages, during the first one, until 10th of April 2017 the jury will choose 20 artists whose works would qualify to the second stage and those will be presented during the reviews at LAZNIA CCA. Artists will be invited to the contest in Gdańsk.
First prize in amount of 5000 PLN funded by the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk
Second prize  in amount of 4 000 PLN funded by the LAZNIA CCA
In addition to the prize money will be awarded honorable mentions. The best video works will be 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 27th of March 2017.
Terms and required attachments for download:
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