SYMPOSIUM

 

Symposium will take place on the second day of Light Move Festival – saturday and is not only an attempt to embed the festival into the cultural image of the city, but also it is an attempt to expand its local scope as well as confront visions, artistic creations and curatorial projects. The symposium – to which we invited distinguished representatives of culture – is hoped to bring into focus and answer questions about the condition of the contemporary human in the era of unbound and common image, which is difficult to characterize. On one hand, we notice the ease with which that image may be operated, but the question arises of if that attractive form actually harbors something more. The development of digital technology made image widespread and omnipresent. What is presently the sense and function of a ʻphotoʼ? Is an artist capable of stimulating or influencing a citizen so that his social attitude was active while being full of attention to the competencies of an artist. Can light be used as an activating factor? The interactive aspect is here also very interesting. The expectations of a viewer in the age of image accumulation result in schematizing imaginations, and as a consequence its limiting and closing to the idea of the creator. Light is seen presently as a tool. Is it then limited only to its technical conditions, or perhaps it may be a starting point and indeed it may constitute a suggestion not only for an artist? The speeches and presentations of the invited guests are hoped to open up interesting and non-trivial discussion about us and the surrounding us reality.

 

In discussion will take part:

 

Branko Franceschi - (Zadar, Croatia, 1959) from 1987 to 2004 was a program director at the Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery in Zagreb, from 2004 to 2008 an executive director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, from 2008 to 2010 he is a director of HDLU in Zagreb. From 2010 he is director of the Virtual Museum of the Avant-guard Art www.avantgarde-museum.com and President of the Institute for the Research of the Avant-garde. He was curator for the Croatian pavilion at 16. Sao Paulo Biennial (2004), 2 International Biennial in Prague (2005), 52 Venice Biennial (2007), 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial (2008) and member of the curatorial team of 2 Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest (2006). He initiated, managed and co-ordinated a residency for Croatian artists at PS1, New York from 2001-2007.
Plenary: Red Empty Croatia

 

Natalia Mount - is the co-founder/Executive Director of FLUX Art Space, a NYC non-profit arts organisation that fosters, creates and supports experimental work through interdisciplinary projects that aim to educate youth by creating collaboration and dialogue. Previously Natalia was the Executive Director of Red House Arts Centre, an interdisciplinary art centre in Syracuse, NY. At the Red House, Natalia curated, developed and produced over 60 experimental projects, including exhibitions, site-specific works, theatre plays, film series and public programs.
Plenary: The Politics of Representation, Displacement and Hybridity in Cultural Production

 

Ewa Wójtowicz - PhD in Art & Humanities (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, 2006). A graduate of Poznan Fine Arts Academy (art education and print making, 2000) and University of Hertfordshire, in Great Britain. A lecturer at Fine Arts University in Poznan. Member of Polskie Towarzystwo Estetyczne, Polskie Towarzystwo Kulturoznawcze and AICA. Her research interests encompass: net art, art and communication, mixed realities, remix/repeat/update in new media art.
Plenary: Light as a medium of interaction. From paintings to critical art

 

Karolina Głusiec - born in 1986 in Lublin. She studied animation at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Audio-Visual Communication Department in AHE in Łódź. She is a finalist and winner of the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize in London (2012).
Plenary: Light: images and non-images

 

Do rozpoczęcia festiwaku zostało -1473 dni