Contemporary Polish Arts & Culture Festival We Do – 5th Edition


The 5th Contemporary Polish Arts & Culture We Do Festival will take place at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Høvikodden), with a final closing event in Oslo!

Starting on the 30th of August, the Festival’s program offers a dazzling variety of experiences: participatory workshops, live performances and documentary film screenings. Join us for 5 days of Polish cultural experiences, without any entrance fee!

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We Do is an expression of Polish culture that is open, inclusive and diverse. 

With an ambition to reach out to a broad international audience, We Do creates a space for shared experiences and international dialogue between cultures and borders.


This year’s edition is to embrace analog forms and provide a break from digital platforms. We recognize the value of engaging in offline experiences, acknowledging the importance of slowing down and immersing oneself in tangible mediums. By promoting analog activities, we aim to create an atmosphere that encourages relaxation, creativity, and a sense of connection with the physical world.

FREE ENTRY, but registration for the event is required due to limited space


(free entrance after registration)


30.08—03.09.2023 (Wed-Sun)*
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
*you can participate in the full workshop or 1 selected day (Wed-Sat)

Experience the magic of analog cinema and get inspired by the renowned Polish filmmaker Julian Antonisz. The workshop, led by Aga Jarząb and Maciej Bończyk, will explore the technique of direct filmmaking, also known as non-camera animation. Working directly on 35mm or 16mm film strips, we will create frame-by-frame animations using various methods such as drawing, painting, and collage.

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Animations created by participants will be later combined in a mesmerizing “live editing” audiovisual performance on the final day. With superimposed and mixed fragments accompanied by live music, the show becomes a collaborative masterpiece of all workshop attendees.

Immerse yourself in the world of traditional film materials and hands-on experience with 35mm film, allowing you to rediscover the charm of analog cinema. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the realm of analog storytelling and visual exploration.



30.08—03.09.2023 (Wed-Sun)
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Join us for an exciting workshop with old-school chip sound, tape music, and collage run by Adam Frankiewicz. During 5 days you will get a unique chance to create audio collages, tape loop work with tape recorders, analog effects and vintage sound systems.

No experience is required! Everyone is invited to participate in an unforgettable event that will allow you to expand your musical skills and discover the fascinating world of old-school chip sound and audio collage.

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During the workshop, we will delve into the history of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio and explore various music creation techniques. We will learn how to compose music using trackers such as Protracker Amiga, Gameboy and OPL3 Yamaha. We will explore non-commercial demoscene art and chiptune as an anti-capitalist music genre.

The workshops will cover topics related to low-bitrate flow, compression and the diskette scene. We will learn how to work with 4-bit, 8-bit and 12-bit hardware processing of samples. Additionally, we will discover contemporary notation and cross-platform exchange of musical information, as well as learn how to work with objects.

If you are interested in exploring sounds from the past, creating unique musical compositions and learning different techniques, join us for this extraordinary workshop

Each participant is required to bring their own laptop with headphones for working with emulated sound systems.


30.08—03.09.2023 (Wed-Sun)
11.00–13.30 (group A)
14.30–17.00 (group B)
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Embroidery can be not only beautiful but also practical, serving as a communication tool and a contemporary form of activism. During the workshops led by artist Olga Budzan, we will explore the magic of urban embroidery. Using various techniques, we will transfer our own unique impressions onto fabric. Our main inspiration will be the  urban nighttime landscape with its picturesque lights, dynamic atmosphere, and architecture.

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During the four embroidery sessions, under Olga Budzan’s guidance, we will create unique patterns using threads, embroidery floss, and reflective tape. Our main project will be a portrait of the nighttime city, which will be embroidered on items that participants bring to the workshop – it can be clothing, bags, lightweight jackets, or napkins. It is important that the fabric you want to embroider on is not too stiff or thick.

Join our creative group led by Olga Budzan and discover how embroidery can become a form of expression and a way to communicate with the surrounding world of the nocturnal metropolis. Regardless of your level of experience, we provide an atmosphere full of inspiration and support. Join us to create unforgettable urban embroideries!


02.09.2023 / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

⚬ “Leon” (2023) by Wojciech Gostomczyk / 14.00
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⚬ “Polish Prayers” (2022) by Hanna Nobis / 15.30
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03.09.2023 / Høymagasinet / 16.00

⚬ live performances – presentation of work created during We Do workshops

⚬ concert of kinoMANUAL with visual performance

⚬ DJ set of The Solar Soul

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Any questions? Contact us.