Artistic residency in Oaxaca, realization of artistic and film workshops on the island of Lesbos, participation in the XIV International Glass Symposium in Novy Bor, competition and representation of the city of Wroclaw in the III International Viola Competition organized in Prague, representation of Polish folk music during WOMEX 2021 in Porto, study visit in the Albatross Theatre based in Tokalinga, A relations building trip with partners from Ghent and Brussels, implementation of an intercultural project dedicated to the Polish community in Bielce and Odessa, as well as participation in the prestigious Torino Film Festival in Italy – these are the next foreign initiatives, during which representatives of the cultural staff from Wrocław and Lower Silesia will present their work.
Culture of Mobility
In the third deadline alert for Culture of Mobility programme that lasted from June 16 to September 15 this year, we waited for proposals of participation in foreign projects as part of artistic residencies, study visits, art reviews, conferences or other events and projects, thanks to which artists from Wrocław and Lower Silesia have the opportunity to develop their skills, present their activities and build international relations. In 2021, we introduced a significant change: applications for networking trips aimed at acquiring partners are also accepted!
Whose trips are supported this time?
Maria Łuc, within the project entitled “Cycle”, will have a 3-month artistic residency at Casa ARO, in Oaxaca (Mexico). In cooperation with Tomo Sone (Kyoto, Japan), a friendly dancer and choreographer, she will create an interdisciplinary performance. The project will culminate with a performance at the ToroGaleria in Oaxaca and, after a thorough review of all the material gathered, with the editing and publication of an artistic short film.
Magda Zambrzycka, a director from Wroclaw, will organize art and film workshops for teenage refugees from the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos (Greece). As part of the workshop, short films will be made by the young migrants. The project refers to the ethical crisis related to the growing wave of refugees in Europe. The resulting films will be presented to Wrocław audiences in late autumn at the Tętno gallery.
Emilia Marcjasz and Diana Szydłowska, will travel to the 14th International Glass Symposium in Novy Bor (Czech Republic) at the end of September. In addition to their participation in the conference, the two glass designers, graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, will visit studios of Czech artists.
Marzena Malinowska, a graduate of the Academy of Music in Wrocław, will take part in the 3rd International Oskar Nedbal Viola Competition held in Prague at the turn of September and October. The instrumentalist, who is connected to Wrocław, will present her music programme in two stages of the competition and will confront viola players from other countries.
Anastazja Sosnowska, Aleksandra Gronowska, Katarzyna Pakowska, Katarzyna Szetela-Pekosz, Magdalena Pawlik, Bartłomiej Góra, members of the band KOSY, will represent Lower Silesian folk music during WOMEX 2021 in Porto (World ExpoMusic). It is one of the leading festivals presenting Folk and Ethno music.
Zofia Straczycka, actress and doller, in the first two weeks of November will have a study visit in Albatross Theatre based in Tokalynga (Sweden), and will end her stay with author’s workshops, which she will conduct for young people in Kopparberg.
On the other hand, Agata Ciastoń, curator from Wrocław, will embark on a week-long trip around Belgium, visiting Ghent and Brussels to refine the concept for Guy Slabbinck’s solo exhibition, which she will realize in Wrocław in 2022. In addition to visiting Slabbinck’s studio, she is also planning networking meetings at the S.M.A.K. Contemporary Art Museum in Ghent, Bozar in Brussels, and the new Harlan Levey Projects gallery location.
Katarzyna Kuczyńska and Dr. Jose Luis Sosa Estanga will realize the Latinotherapy project for Polonia consisting of two popularization trips. The duo of Wroclaw teachers will visit Polish communities in Bielce (Moldova) and Odessa (Ukraine), conducting workshops and presenting their original program “Latin American Rhythms – a multimedia guide for rhythmic teachers, choreotherapists and music therapists”.
The last trip within Culture of Mobility will be to Italy. Lech Moliński will go to Turin, where he will participate in Torino Flm Festival. The President of Wroclaw Film Foundation, at the special invitation of the organizers, will have the opportunity to select films and establish institutional cooperation in preparation for the next year’s edition of Świdnica Film Festival SPEKTRUM.
Congratulations to the winners!