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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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screening of works in the competition (1) + talks with artists
Place: LAZNIA 1, str. Jaskolcza 1, Lower Town, Gdansk, room 101
1. Dorota Nieznalska Pruskie Noce 2015 Polska 18:04
Black-and-white film with soundtrack based on excerpts of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s narrative poem: Prussian Nights,  Music: Alexandrov Choir, The Sacred War, Red Army Choir, Varchavianka.  
In 1944, Red Army invadedEast Prussia to "liberate" it from the German occupation. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, then a journalist, was a witness to the event. Over a decate later, he described this experience and the the accompanying emotions from a perspective of a keen observer of reality. His narrative poem entitled  Prussian Nights is a poignant document disclosing the ruthlessness, savagery and violence of the Red Army against women, children and old men. Apart from the film, I used excerpts from the poem as a voiceover for the film’s narrative. The piece was conducted using the method of critical method; using selected archival materials, photographs and sounds, I tried to present violence and human aggression, symbolized by the massacre of civilians by Soviet troops in 1944. (Pogrom in Nemmersdorf - as a symbol of Red Army’s violence). I visited Nemmersdorf, currently Mayakovskoye (ros. Маяковское, Ger. Nemmersdorf), now a village in the Kaliningrad region in Russia. Nemmersdorf - as a place of memory.
Gdańsk-based artist, graduate of the Department of Sculpture at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Participated in over one hundred group and solo exhibition in Poland and abroad. Her works are featured in public and private collections in Poland and abroad. In 2013, she obtained her PhD in Intermedia at the Gdańsk Academy of Art in the Department of Sculpture. She works as assistant professor at her alma mater, in the Department of Sculpture and Intermedia.
Her artwork includes sculptures, installations, photography and videos. In her early pieces, she used religious symbols, among others, connecting the issue of strong Catholic traditions in Poland with male domination in the social sphere. Her work also relates to identity, sexuality and stereotypical roles of men and women. She is currently interested in issues on socio-political relations in the context of violence. She is involved in research projects on memorial sites, traces of memory/oblivion and history. 
2. Diana  Rönnberg Stories fotm the Forest , Records from the City 2017 Szwecja  10:10
Stories from the forest, records from the city is the result of my latest research on liminality, the middle stage of the rites of passage, characterized by its state of in-between-ness. Liminality as a state of separation and reset promises transformation; a compromise; it is a transient space filled with ambiguity and contradictions; a space wherein change occurs. The work consists of video material shot by the artist in her Swedish hometown of Kungsbacka and in Gdańsk – a Polish city, where she lived during her PhD studies. The installation intertwines sound and image; the polyphony of voices within the artist with a poliptych of my perspectives and places of residence. All these words, characters and bio-geographical factors shape me as a character, too. At the same time, more often than not, they lead to disruption and conflict that arises due to the insurmountable differences between them all.
Diana Rönnberg is a Swedish-Polish interdisciplinary artist. In 2017, she received her PhD in art for her piece Stories from the Forest, Records from the City at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Her PhD supervisor was prof.Grzegorz Klaman assisted by dr Katarzyna Lewandowska. She attended a music high school in Kungsbacka (1999-2002), received her Master in photography at the Department of Multimedia Communication of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (now Poznań University of Arts). Between 2013-2016, she conducted interdisciplinary PhD studies in Intermedia at the Department of Sculpture and Intermedia. Sweden. She participated in over 50 exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Bolivia, Sweden and Poland and received a number of fellowships and prizes. She is currently based in Kungsbacka. Since 2013, she is a member of Combi Cats music group with Kordian Rönnberg. In her spare time, she sings and writes texts on existentialist issues. Her mind is engrossed in the studies of lines that make up borders of all kinds, yet in her heart she is the forest with the female part of her wolf pack.
3. Begona Vilario Beti bezperako koplak 2016 Hiszpania 05:53
St. Agatha’s Eve is a deep-rooted Basque tradition in which people walk from house to house, accompanied by improvised verse-makers (bertsolaris), singing verses to the beating of long sticks. Building on this celebration, bertsolari Maialen Lujanbio composes a stark denunciation of gender violence. In verse after verse, she condemns the different manifestations of sexist violence and our inability to combat it. Based on these couplets, twenty young artists direct a collective-created piece, using different animation techniques.
The short film is a collectively-created work directed by twenty young Basque artists, coordinated by Bego Vicario. The stanzas and the transitions between them were distributed among the different artists, with the result that the film combines works made with a great variety of techniques. Thanks to the music and the rhythm of the songs, however, they create a highly suggestive formal and narrative unity, which brings new force and depth to the verses.
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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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