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Dir Dagmara Pochyła
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PORTRET Z CZŁOWIEKIEM W TLE  [PORTRAIT WITH THE HUMAN] We are never alone. There are worming, lurking, there simply are in us and around us smaller and bigger beings. We have discovered  existance of many of them not so long ago and presence of many others has become so obvious that we stopped no longer pay attention to it. Have you ever wondered what is the history of the silent tree behind your window? How your green-lea- room-mate is feeling today? Don't you think that constantly busy with our own (human) history we have deprived ourselves of, also interesting and comple,x history of OTHERS? And at last are we able to notice and appreciate non-human individual, also unique and self determinated? The portrait with the human (in the background) is an attempt of focusing our sight and attention on the presensce of THE OTHERS. Masters of second plan, nameless, static, silent but still present in everyday life as much as humans. This piece is an attempt of puting the man aside so we can have a closer look at plants.     DAGMARA POCHYŁA  I've  graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, the Department of Art Education, specializing in the Intermedia Art in 2007. The master's thesis entitled The impact of new media on the structure of film narration, based on the Qatsi Trilogy, written under the guidance of Ph.D. Bernadetta Didkowska, has been directly related to the area of my artistic pursuits. My diploma work I’ve realised in Professor Wiesław Smużny’s studio. This interactive video installation entitled Being of projection / projection of being has been presented during the post-competition exhibition of the 4th edition of the Samsung Art Master at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, during the post-competition exhibition of the Start Point at the Klenova Gallery in the Czech Republic, as well as during the exhibition of Diploma of the Year 2007 (in the form of documentation) in the WOZOWNIA Gallery in Toruń. I use mostly video, installation and performance media in my productions. In my early works I was focused on new technologies and new media, their influence on the forms of interpersonal communication and the intrinsic nature of these changes (Being of projection / projection of being, From the left to the right). The performance actions were touching the question of the relation between an individuality and intuitively perceived unity of the world, the interdependence of entities (Message, Who is your master). There are also topics of parallelism and duality within the individual, distortions of the space and time perception, and attempts of capturing the “in between” states (Not found yet, The queen is dead / long lives the queen). I’m currently moving within the mottos of post-humanism, I examine the nature-culture relationship, I trace human animalism (Sacral Plexus, Promise, Mandatorium), which is somewhat a development / deepening of previous interests.    
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Prace konkursowe
Joanna John, Mrowisko, 2014, 7:47
Bartosz Kokosiński, Litania, 2013, 10:20
Elsa Lévy, Crocodile woman, 2013, 14:00
Stefan Łazarski, Recycling, 2011, 17:18
Michalina Mistrzak, Droga do gwiazd, 2013, 09:57
Dagmara Pochyła, Portret z człowiekiem w tle, 2014, 05:27
Prace poza konkursem:
Izabela Chamczyk, Pierwsza rzecz, 2012, 09:02
Małgorzata Goliszewska, Bliźniaczki, 2014, 20:00
Pim Heerkens, To sleep no more, 2012, 21:03
Agnieszka Miłogrodzka, Znaturzenie, 2012, 4:34
Young Poor Artists, 2014, 06:04
Karolina Zielińska, Sama musisz wiedzieć, 2013, 12:30
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  • Łukasz Skąpski
    Łukasz Skąpski- Associate Professor, born in 1958
    Currently working as Head of the Photography Faculty at Painting and New Media Department,
    specialization: painting, photography, multimedia at Fine Arts Academy in Szczecin. He is a photographer, painter, creator of installations, objects and video. Skąpski exhibits and presents his works since 1982 in Poland and other countries. Between 1988-1991 he lived in France, Germany and China. Time he spent in Beijing resulted in the artist's interest in social issues and politics. In 2001 he was awarded the Rouse Kent Public Art Award for execution of the Via Luc Continens, the best public contract in southern England in 2000. Since 2001, he is a founding member of Azorro Supergroup, which plays a significant part in the history of Polish video art. In recent years, the main emphasis of his work is put in topics related to social issues and politics.
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  • Mark-Paul Mayer
    Mark-Paul Mayer - leading researcher and contributor to the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. He is also the curator responsible for storing movies, their renovation, storing policy and special projects. He is a curator of Filmmuseum Biennial and lecturer at the Master's course for Protection and Presentation of Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam. Mark- Paul graduated philosophy at the University and photography at the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam, he was the editor of film magazine called SKRIEN. He is the co-editor of the book "Restoration of Motion Picture Film" (Oxford 2000), and co-author of a number of DVD productions. He wrote and directed several films and videos. At the University of Aegina he co-created and installation „DVD Breaking News“ (2003) and in 2005 he was the curator of the exhibition "Kino- Illusion" about the illusion of movement in cinema.
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  • Michał Chaciński
    Michał Chaciński - film critic and cultural journalist who published in „Variety“, Gazeta Wyborcza“ daily and „Polityka“ weekly, among others. He has been awarded for film criticism by the Polish Film Institute in 2010 (for his television work), and has been the recipient of Krzysztof Metrak Award in 2003 (for his print publications). He has been the host, screenwriter and producer of over 600 television shows, mostly concerning cultural and artistic events, with special focus on film. He has served as Artistic Director of Gdynia Film Festival 2011-13.
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Festival IN OUT
Animations/Documentaries/Short films/ Experiments/Short video forms/Gigs/Exhibitions /Workshops
Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia organizes the Festival IN OUT for the 8th time. The project evolves every year searching for new suggestions and solutions. The 7thedition of the festival was enriched with presentations that attempted to combine works of artists with different attitude towards film media and education. With the 8thedition we would like to continue this process in order to create permanent platform of communication between the artist who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and those who studied at Film Schools. The contest, Festival and exhibition are to trigger the dialogue among the artists as well as between schools and academies.
This year we invite artists to take part in the contest for the best:
Animations/Documentaries/Short films/ Experiments/Short video forms with the theme named BIO_GRAPHI(C/E)S
We are interested not only in the biographies or parallel biographies of well-known people, but also in the stories of people important of a particular artists or artist’s autobiographies. During the festival we would also like to analyze the biographies of animals, plants, items, cities, places. The title is divided into two stems: greek bíos – life and gráphō – to write; this way we wanted to underline our another area of interest – the process of writing/directed biographies - how do visual and film artist begin their work, how does the whole process look like, how do they decide on the choice of moments essential for the narrative and how do they create memories, stories and what do they reject, what can be forgotten, left out.
The contest has two stages, during the first one, until 10th of April 2014 the jury will choose 25 artists whose works would qualify to the second stage and those will be presented during the reviews and exhibitions is CCA Łaźnia. Artists will be invited to the contest in Gdańsk. The prizes will be funded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodship Mieczysław Struk and by the National Audiovisual Institute. The members of the jury are: Michał Chaciński, Mark-Paul Mayer i Łukasz Skąpski.
First prize in amount of 8 000 PLN (approximately 2 000 Euro) funded by National Audiovisual Institute
Second prize  in amount of 5 000 PLN (approximately 1 200 Euro) funded by the the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk
In addition to the prize money will be awarded honorable mentions.  The best video works will also be made available  on the website of the National Audiovisual Institute ( and 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 30th of March 2014.
Terms and required attachments for download:


Honorary Patronage of the project is held by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodship Mieczyslaw Struk.
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