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Promo film of the 11th IN OUT
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The scring of works (5) + taks with the artists
Place: ŁAŹNIA 1, str. Jaskolcza 1, Lower Town, Gdansk, room 101
1. Duda Róża Soja Michał  Gold Mine 2017 Poland 09:04
Video was made as a part of full-length documentary about contemporary Polish visual culture entitled "Idyll". Video documentation was made in an old gold mine in Czarna, Poland, which is now flooded with water. Post-apocalyptic look is arranged with voices being heard from under the water. The majority of them is related to the polish history or contemporary culture. We can listen to the Poland People Republic’s leader Wojciech Jaruzelski’s speech announcing the imposition of martial law in Poland on 13 December 1981 as well as the sounds of lottery drawing or a weather forecast. The mixture of voices is correlated with 3d rendered objects submerged in underwater scenery. The surrealistic and ridiculous appearance of parts of our nowadays life floating underwater remind of the specimens in a natural history museum immersed in formaline. The objects form an imagery of contemporary Polish society’s subconscience encompassing common fears, complexes or objects of desire.
Róża Duda (born in Lublin in 1993) has studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in the studio of prof.Andrzej Bednarczyk and in the interdisciplinary studio of Grzegorz Sztwiernia since 2013. Since 2017, she is enrolled in Zurich Hochschule der Kunste - Digital Kunst, in 2016 she conducted studies at Die Angewandte Kunst Wien - Transmediale. She works in video art, installation and documentary film. Her solo exhibition Observatory (“Obserwatorium”) was presented in the Video Gallery of Małopolska Garden of Arts in Krakow. The artist participated in a number of group exhibitions, in Labirynt gallery in Lublin, New Jörg gallery in Vienna, Odessa’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Museum in Krakow. She also received an honourable mention at the 10th In Out Festival in Gdańsk, while her artwork was presented in Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in 2016 and at the 29th Lest Instants Video Festival in Marseilles. In June 2016, Róża Duda participated in the Sejsmograf project organised by Bunkier Sztuki gallery in Krakow.
Michał Soja (b. 1994 in Krakow) is a Krakow-based artist. He studied at Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, and is currently in the fourth year of his studies in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He mostly uses experimental animation, but also operates in video and installation art. He searches for his own methods of recording and observing the world, attempting to recreate the sense of realness and tangibility of everyday life. He presented his works at the 56th Krakow Film Festival, 19th Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht, Wrocław’s International Triennale of Contemporary Drawing, 19th Guanajuato International Film Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico or 23rd ‘Message to Men’ International Film Festival in St.Petersburg. He received an honourable mention at the 10th IN OUT Festival in Gdańsk, second prize in the 4th O!PLA Polish Animation Festival. He presented his work in three solo exhibitions.
2. Gruber Assaf The Right 2015Israel/German  11:54
A 73-year-old security guard from the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden writes a letter to the director of the Muzeum Sztuki of Łódź, requesting to volunteer as a security guard there.
The fourth in a series of short films entitled “The Anonymity of the Night”, The Right is a fictional story framed by historical sentiments. The ostensible reason for the security guard’s wish for a transfer – apart from her personal history as a Polish-German refugee in the 1940s – is the Łódź museum’s collection of avant-garde pieces by the “a.r.” group (“revolutionary artists”, “real avant-garde”) from the 1930s, one of the most renowned leftist Polish avant-garde groups of the interwar period, which she values much more highly than the old masters in the Caravaggisti room in Dresden, where she is currently placed.
Assaf Gruber (born 1980 in Jerusalem) is an artist and filmmaker who works and lives in Berlin. He studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris. Gruber won many awards and scholarships including the Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts (2015) and upon graduation in Paris he won the first prize of Les amis des beaux-arts de Paris.
He then moved to Belgium to participate in the postgraduate program of the HISK (Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Ghent).
3. Domańska Anna Lullaby/Kołysanka 2016 Polska 03:35 

Joseph – a young Syrian Kurd – sings a Kurdish lullaby. He arrived in Greece in March 2016, when all European borders were shut for thousands of people like him. He now lives in a tent in the Pireus harbor, where the living conditions are very hard, as is the case in many other temporary camps. Joseph is not sure what his future will be – he doesn’t know if he will be able to continue his journey to Western Europe. Words of the lullaby talk about Anfalu, the Kurdish genocide orchestrated by Saddam Hussein in 1988.


Anna Domańska is an independent filmmaker, working with artists, cultural institutions and non-governmental organizations. In the winter of 2015, in the mist of the refugee crisis, she went to the Balkans to help refugees. Experience from direct contact with the refugees differed greatly from their image as presented by the media. The artist decided to document through film the situation of those feeling to Europe on the so-called Balkan route and in Greece. She is seeking the best means to talk about newcomers to Europe.
4. Machnik Amanda  Blue Sandwiches 2015 Polska 01:19
Blue Sandwiches is a short film shot on 16mm shot in a kitchen space. The film shows images mainly of sandwiches and the color blue.
Amanda Machnik is a recent graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. In 2015, she received a Fulbright grant to conduct film research in Warsaw, Poland, where she is currently based. The artist shoots on 16mm film, preferring to work with film cameras and a limited amount of footage as opposed to digital. Amanda’s work heavily relies on the relationship between text and image and will often record her own voiceovers, which then correlate with the moving images. Most often the artist shoots to capture the nuances and subtleties of everyday life. These images in turn are then transformed when juxtaposed with a voiceover, thus asking viewers to see the work in new and evocative ways.

5. Demczuk Grzegorz Mnie nie dotyczy 2017 Polska 05:27
Global warming doesn’t concern me
Born in 1992 in Częstochowa. Currently a student of Phd Łukasz Ogórek’s Multimedia Laboratory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, previously the Institute of Fine Arts of Jan Długosz Academy in Częstochowa in parallel at the Department of Painting and Graphics. He mainly works on video, incamera performance, photography and painting. A participant of the collective exhibitions in Częstochowa, Brno (Close – Far), Łódź (eg. Young Spirit), cocreator of the exhibition “Angle of incidence ≠ Angle of reflection”, an attendee of VideoNews 2016. The laureate of the Władysław Strzemiński’s “Fine Arts” Competition 2017. 
6. Ćosić Zlatko and Ćosić Rachel EVEN THE BIRDS KNOW IT 2017 USA 02:55

St. Louis birds share their views about the environment and the sociopolitical climate. 

Zlatko Ćosić is a video artist born in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia. Ćosić's work spans from short films, video, and sound installations to theater projections and live audio-visual performances. The themes of his work often relate to issues of identity, immigration, and the complexity of living in a new environment, concentrating on the necessity to embrace cultural differences and establish dialogue among people. Ćosić's artwork has been shown in over forty countries, for which he has received a variety of recognition. 
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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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