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Contemporary Polish Arts & Culture Festival
10– 14.09.2019 | Oslo
Festival of Contemporary Polish Culture We Do is a five-day event, during which residents of Oslo will have a chance to directly interact with Polish arts and culture, including documentary film, music and performance based dance. There will be free workshops for film, dance and culinary experience design.
The idea behind the festival is to create a space for meeting with people, taking action, engaging international dialogue, while presenting diverse, novel and vivid areas of Polish culture.
Documentary film workshop
10 -14 th of September
Apply for free documentary film workshop conducted by a highly specialized and experienced team of instructors who have been successfully working this way for seven years as part of the Laboratory Cruise project.
You will work in small, around 3-person groups, gaining experience writing a script, understanding film language, working with camera, sound, production, direction and editing. Each group will create from scratch a short documentary on a subject that they will find important and interesting. Films created during the workshops will be screened publically on the final day of the festival.
To participate in the workshops you need to bring your own equipment! Previous experience is an asset. The minimum age is 18.
Contemporary dance & performance
10 -14 th of September
Apply for free contemporary dance and performance workshop CHOREOGRAPHING SELF. HOW TO BE REAL? led by Marta Ziółek and Anka Herbut.
During the workshop the artists will provide wide theoretical background, making use of examples and giving tools helpful in further practical work. They will be referring to the history of performance art and body art, the physicality of the performance and its
discipline and caring strategies. They will also set practical sessions on the following topics: the body as medium, instrument and a doer, charisma, techno-body, the physicality of a text, monologue and confession, stylization, faking real vs feeling real…
Participants will try to figure out what is the authenticity of the performance when the virtual and physical realities are so much entangled. What makes the stage act real in the context of presentation and representation? Where lies the border between what is real and what is played? What does it really represent “to play”? How the authenticity may become the effect of the chorographical practice, based on composition, form and identity of the doer? What makes a doer authentic and when a doer really becomes a performer?
Culinary Experience Design
11 – 12th of September
Apply for workshops THE TASTE OF COLD SEAS with artist and performer Monika Kucia and become a part of a real experience of collecting plants, learning old culinary technics and creating art in a pop-up!
Monika Kucia prepares a performative walk at the seaside plus a workshop that aims to find “the taste of cold seas” in a final feast. During the workshops the Baltic Sea will be “transplanted” to Oslo. The sea gifts, smells and sounds of the sea with natural culinary techniques will engage the participants sensually and intellectually. Each group will prepare one part of the final feast! One big table with the gifts of nature where we will eat, share food and space, with respect to the environment. This message is very simple, but really important in our time. The final toast is about that: collective work, sharing, eco awareness and zero waste.
Kucia’s presentation, walk along the seaside and workshop can take a maximum of 50 participants. Participants with the workshop will be selected on basis of registration.
Documentary film screenings
From Tuesday till Thursday ( 10-12th of September) there will be an open screeing with discussion of one outstanding Polish film maker. Each of these films has acclaimed international recognition and has received many prestigious awards in Poland and abroad and they all concern important subjects reflecting the contemporary situation in Poland. (More info soon).
13th of September
One of the most distinctive, original and well-known artists on Polish alternative and electronic scene. Producer, composer and songwriter. Both of his studio albums released at NEXTPOP Songwriter’s Label received great reviews and were included in many end-of-year rankings as one of the best Polish albums. Baasch’s music is known for his characteristic, hypnotizing vocal, dark electropop sound and catchy melodies. He developed his own recognizable style efficiently moving between electronic music and synth-pop.
13th of September
PLEŚNI is a project run by a musician, vocalist, DJ and producer of Kajetan Łukomski, who plays under the name Avtomat . To collaborate on the latest album, Avtomat invited vocalists singing in a white voice, Weronika Regosz, Sonia Łukomska and Natalia Olenderek. PLEŚNI combine Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Siberian and Georgian polyphonic songs with modern, bass electronic backs that introduce these, often forgotten, folk compositions in the area of interest of young people.
The project reminds people where they come from – not from geometry, symmetry and mathematics, but from mildew, prehistoric soup, chaos and biological thicket.
14th of september
Vidlunnia’s band returned to the stage after a long break with the new electronic sound of Patryk Lichota – an experimental musician creating original electronic landscapes – which generates a kind of dancing vortex polarized with traditional songs. The vocal layer is led by three women singing in an archaic scream-singing (white voice), whose roots reach back to Polish, Belarusian and Ukrainian villages. The whole performance will be immersed in a magical digital fog and enriched with the sound of violins, saxophone and percussion instruments.
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