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2009-07-23
AVANT-GARDE COOPERATION AND SELF-ORGANIZATION TECHNIQUES IN THE POLISH EXPERIMENTAL FILM OF THE 60s AND 70s

Józef Robakowski, Żywa Galeria (1975), still from the film

Łukasz Ronduda is going to talk about the way how neoavant-garde artists of the 1960s and 1970s experimented with techniques of artistic production open to collective cooperation, diffused authorship, group spontaneity and self-organisation.

Within the framework of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw, we aim at reflection beyond the schemes stipulated by the academic genre. Especially in the summer, stuffy lecture rooms are not a particular encouragement to think. Hence the decision to organise the evening, open air cinema in the newly opened venue Warszawa Powiśle.

During the videolecture, Łukasz Ronduda is going to talk about the way how neoavant-garde artists of the 1960s and 1970s experimented with techniques of artistic production open to collective cooperation, diffused authorship, group spontaneity and self-organisation. He is also going to present the phenomenon of Polish assembling films or working on “1-minute pieces of others”. The lecture is also going to feature works of artists like, among others, Paweł Kwiek, KwieKulik and Józef Robakowski.

HOST
Łukasz Ronduda

Łukasz Ronduda -
art historian and critic, curator of new media art at the Center for Contemporary Art,Ujazdowski Castle. Creator of the Archive of Polish Experimental Film. Curator of numerous, acclaimed exhibitions and film programmes, presented in the most prestigious venues in Poland and abroad. Lecturer at Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Constantly cooperates with Piktogram magazine. Editor of publications, author of numerous texts on art and the book Strategie subwersywne w sztukach medialnych(Subversive Strategies in Media Art), editor of the book Polska Nowa Fala. Historia zjawiska, którego nie było (Polish New Wave. The History of a Phenomenon That Never Existed).

[transl. Łukasz Mojsak]