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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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Place: LAZNIA 2, str. Strajku Dokerow 5, New Port, Gdansk, KINOPORT

1. Yann Pierre, Nuit rouge / Red night, 2016 France, 18:00

2. Piotr Marzec, Ornitologiczna Audycja Jana Zealota Dedykowana Płk. Walterow Kurzowi, 2017, Poland, 02:35
Multimedia artist, performer and slammer,  Piotr Marzec treats his actions as if they were text: building his own basing on those that already exist that are created intuitively. His inspiration comes from the realm of visual language of music videos, films, literaturę and websites. 
As a member of P3d4al.2 group, he realizes his perfomative actions in gangster-like spaces. As Jan Zealot he participates in poetry slams. Documentation of his work on texts can be found online at 

3. Grzegorz Stefański, Gone with the wind, 2017, Poland,  02:13
Born in 1983, Stefański studied philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Multimedia Communication at the University of Arts in Poznań. In 2015, he was a resident artist in Apollonia Foundation in Strasbourg. In 2016, he completed is Master degree in Mirosław Bałka’s Studio of Spatial Activities at the Department of Medai Art of Warsaw’s University of Fine Arts. He is continuing his artistic education as a scholarship holder at London’s Slade School of Art. He is based in London and Warsaw. In his work, he often employs moving images, situating himself between video-art, filmmaking and camera-directed and dedicated performance art. His viewers and protagonists of his works are led by the artist into an ambiguous space that questions widely-accepted social norms and perspectives. Stefański explores themes related to identity, interpersonal relations and mimesis. His reductionist aesthetics often expose the powers behind produced images, placing the individual in the existential position of self-definition. The artist calls this technique “portraying”. He debuted in 2010 with a solo exhibition emptybottles in Krakow’s Goldex-Poldex Cooperative. Since then, his works have been exhibited during Manifesta 11 in Zurich (2016), at MoMa PS1 in New York (2010), in Warsaw’s Nowy Theater, at Pasti cio Cerere Foundation in Rome (2014), as well as in London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, Krakow’s Bunkier Sztuki (2014), and during Wro Media Art Biennale in Wrocław (2015).
4. Urbieta Asier, False Flag, 2016, Spain, 10:56 min.
Adem Lethani had been tortured and is now tied up in an abandoned garage; he tries to break the ropes binding his hands when a jeep enters the garage and someone switches the light on.
Born in Donostia / San Sebastian, 1979, Urbieta Asier holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication. He has worked on five continents, combining his two great passions, filming and travelling. His fiction and documentary short films have been presented at over 500 festivals throughout the world and won over 50 different awards. He earns a living making television commercials. In his spare time, he practises bodyboarding and plays football as a goalkeeper; both sports that define his character perfectly..

5. Aleksandro Diaz Castano, Ihesa, 2016, Spain, 15:19
When Maitane tells her husband Iosu that water is leaking from the apartment upstairs, he decides to go up and discuss the matter with their neighbours. But the visit will hold some unexpected surprises for Iosu.
Born in Gijón, 1979, Diaz Castano has lived in Donostia / San Sebastian for many years. Since 2000, he has been working as a film journalist; he currently publishes for Caimán Cuadernos de Cine and Rockdelux magazines. He is also a programmer for the Seville European Film Festival.
When Maitane tells her husband Iosu that water is leaking from the apartment upstairs, he decides to go up and discuss the matter with their neighbours. But the visit will hold some unexpected surprises for Iosu.
Born in Gijón, 1979, Diaz Castano has lived in Donostia / San Sebastian for many years. Since 2000, he has been working as a film journalist; he currently publishes for Caimán Cuadernos de Cine and Rockdelux magazines. He is also a programmer for the Seville European Film Festival.
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  • Piotr Bosacki
    Piotr Bosacki (b. 1977) graduated from the Frederic Chopin State Music School II and Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. He holds the position of adjunct professor at the Department of Intermedia of University of Arts in Poznań. He was a member of the 2007 informal art group PENERSTWO and KOT music group. His artistic output is versatile and includes animations, installations, objects, drawings, as well as literary and music compositions. He compares his artistic activity to philosophy of nature. Bosacki’s pieces are quintessentially experimental models of reality, which the artist uses to study the nature of things – its structure, mechanics and poetic potential. Materials, images and language used to describe these models are drawn by the artist from everyday life. Items of everyday use, simple materials like paper or cardboard, anecdotes based on true stories, dreams, and the vernacular all comprise his favourite working materials. This modest arsenal of ordinary things serves as the point of departure for artist’s philosophical speculations on the one hand, but also for his quest of the poetical in our earthly experience. In Bosacki’s oeuvre, philosophy and poetry become one. In 2009, the artist published a collection of literary vignettes “Traumtagebuch”, in which he describes, among other things, his own technology of continuous film image (frame-free filming). In 2012, University of Arts in Poznań published his book “Urządzenie elementów” (Device of Elements) – a short essay about the work of art as a language construct. In 2011, the artist was awarded the Audience Award at the Review of Polish Independent Films hosted by the 36th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. In 2013, he was nominated for “Spojrzenia” award. He was awarded the Polish Filmmakers’ Association Award for best Polish film at the 2014 Animator festival.
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  • Ying Kwok
    Ying Kwok is an independent curator and artist who is noted for her inventive curatorial approach, which is centered on “boundaries of collaboration” between curators, artists, and the wider community. Working as the curator at the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester in the UK between 2006 and 2012, Kwok was responsible for the Centre’s artistic programme, organizing exhibitions accompanied by related talks and events, and also oversaw the artist residency programme. She has built up a wide network of contacts with organizations in the UK and Asia through frequent collaboration projects and exchanges.
    Since 2013, Kwok became independence curator working internationally. She co-curated Harmonious Society, as part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014; From Longing To Belonging with Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Poland (2014, 2016); No Cause For Alarm at La Mama Gallery, New York (2016). She is the lead curator of LOOK International Photography Festival 2017 and appointed as the curator for Hong Kong presentation for the 57th Venice Biennale. In 2015, Kwok was awarded the Asia Cultural Council Fellowship to carry out a five-month-long research on participatory and engagement projects in the US. To encourage critical thinking and initiating effective discussions in Hong Kong, Ms. Kwok run Art Appraisal Club with a group of local art professional. The group provides regular exhibition reviews and their articles are published in magazines and various cultural networks. They have just launched their first bilingual bi-annual journal, Art Review Hong Kong this autumn.
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  • Grzegorz Kwiatkowski
    Grzegorz Kwiatkowski
    Poet and musician. Author of the trilogy “Powinni się nie urodzić” [They Should Not Have Been Born] (OFF Press, 2011), “Radość” [Joy], “Spalanie ” and “Powinni się nie urodzić revisited – Urodzić” [They Should Not Have Been Born Revisited – to Give Birth] (Biuro Literackie, 2013, 2015, 2016). Band member of Trupa Trupa (signed on British Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records label and French Ici d’ailleurs label). Grantee of the “Styria Artist in Residence” awarded by Styrian government (2017). “Artist in Residence” fellow at the Federal Chancellery of Austria and Kulturkontakt Austrian Association (2016). Grant holder at the International Writers’ House in Graz (2015). Fellow of the “Writers in Residence – Marko Marulić” program in Split, Croatia. Grant recipient from the Polish Minister of Culture (2017, 2012). Grant holder of “Young Poland” National Centre for Culture (2013). Recipient of four nominations to Paszporty Polityki awards (for literature and music in 2015 and for literature in 2009 and 2010). Nominated for Aktivist’s Artist of the Year Award (2014, for his album “++”). Doki Music Prize winner as Artist of the Year (2016). Two-time recipient of Splendor Gedanensis prize (2016, 2011, also nominated for the prize in 2014 and 2010). Winner of the Special Prize of Pomorskie Voivodeship Marshal (2013). Three-time recipient of Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper’s Award “Sztorm Roku” [Storm of the Year] – in 2014 for literature and “++” album, in 2012 for the album “LP”; he was also nominated for the award in 2013, 2010, 2009 i 2008). Nominated three times for Gazeta Wyborcza’s “Pomorskie Sztormy” award (in literature in 2017 and in literature and for his record “Headache” in 2016). Two-time recipient of the Gdańsk Society of the Arts Artistic Award (2014, 2011). Winner of Gdańsk Award for Young Creatives (2009). Grant holder from Grazella Foundation. Three-time recipient of grants from the City of Gdańsk (2016, 2014, 2010) and awarded three stipends from Pomorskie Voivodeship Marshall (2016, 2014, 2011). Among others, his works were published in Poetry Wales, Lichtungen, Ostragehege, Keine Delikatessen, Inostrannaja Literatura, Zeszyty Literackie, Tygodnik Powszechny, Studia Litteraria et Historica, Midrasz, Dwutygodnik, Odra and Twórczość. Member of the European literary platform Versopolis. Writer of words for “Invisible duos” performance by Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre and Mikołaj Trzaska (2011). Co-author of libretto adaptation from the opera “Madame Curie” by Elżbieta Sikora (2011). Co-producer of the play “Istota” [The Essence] by Polka dot art collective (2012). Together with Maciej Salamon and Maciej Chodziński, author of the visual installation “Powinni się nie urodzić” [They Shouldn’t Have Been Born ](2010) and “Niech żyją nam / Nie żyją nam” [Long live they / They are not alive] (2012).
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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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