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Dir Dorota Nieznalska
On the basis of excerpts of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s narrative poem: Prussian Nights, a black-and-white film with soundtrack, music: Alexardrov Choir, The Sacred War, Red Army Choir, Varchavianka.  duration: 18’04 min.   Movie description:       In 1944, there was invasion of the Red Army on the East Prussia area for the "liberation" of the German occupation. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, then as a journalist, accompanied the event. After several years, he described his experience the excitement of the items keen observer of reality. Narrative poem entitled .: Prussian Nights, is a poignant document disclosing ruthlessness, savagery and violence of the Red Army against women, children, old men. With the film I used extracts from the poem recited by the lector as a narrative film. The whole enterprise was conducted using the method of critical, using selected archival materials, photographs, sound and tried to present violence and human aggression, which symbol was a massacre of civilians by Soviet troops in 1944. (Slaughter in Nemmersdorf - as a symbol of Red Army’s violence). I was to the village Nemmersdorf, currently Mayakovskoye (ros. Маяковское, Ger. Nemmersdorf) village in the Kaliningrad region in Russia. Nemmersdorf - as a place of memory.   Dorota Nieznalska  – artist, graduate of the Sculpture Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Lives and works in Gdańsk. She has participated in over a hundred collective and solo shows domestically and abroad. Her work can be found in public and private collections in Poland and internationally. In 2013 she earned her Ph.D. in Intermedia at the Sculpture Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Currently an assistant lecturer at the Sculpture/Intermedia Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Creates sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos. Her early work made use e.g. of religious symbols. She combined the question of the powerful Catholic tradition in Poland with male domination in society. Furthermore, she addressed the subject of identity, sexuality and stereotypical roles of women and men. At present she is intrigued by social and political relations in the context of violence. Her research projects concern memory places, traces of memory/forgetting and history.
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the screening of works in the competition (3) + talks with artists
Place: LAZNIA 1, str. Jaskolcza 1, Lower Town, Gdansk, room 101
1. Boya Harizanova  Love 2015 Bułgaria 20:00
30-year-old Boris visits the only living relatives of his late friend Radko, who died in an accident, to return Radko’s belongings. Once he reaches the mountain village where Radko’s grandparents live, he realizes they are not aware of their grandson’s death. Boris decides to stay for dinner, uncertain what to do next.
2. Mateusz Żegliński PAN CHARON 2016 Poland 11:15
3. Irmina Rusicka NON OMNIS 2015 Poland 01:54
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.
Irmina Rusicka (b. 1990) studies at the Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Studies at the University of Wrocław. Student of Media Art at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław and a PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Wrocław. Through an exchange agreement, she is currently studying Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. 

4. Żukowski Konrad czarne pudełko 2016 Poland 09:58

The film brings up my childhood memories that have been slightly deformed over time. The video examines the question of passing on, without touching on death, omitting death altogether. A closed interior serves as the backdrop for the plot

Born 1995 in Kętrzyn, Konrad Żukowski is a third-year student of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków at the studios of prof.Andrzej Bednarczyk and prof.Witold Stelmachowicz. He works in paintings, objects and video. In 2015, he received Rector’s Scholarship awarded to best students at the Academy for the 2016/2017 academic year; honourable mention at Imaginary Landscapes - New Taipei City 2016
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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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