„Fizz Powder on the Tongues”
Part ONE: Jane′s Walk + picnic
Venue: Gdańska Galeria Güntera Grassa + Park Świętopełka, ul. Szeroka 37
Walk: 06.05, at 12.00 (meeting point: Gdańska Galeria Güntera Grassa, ul. Szeroka 37)
Pinic: 06.05, at 14.00, park Świętopełka
Curator: Marta Wróblewska
Cooperation: Justyna Borucka
This year’s motto of the 10th edition of Grassomania festival is „Fizz Powder on the Tongues”. The major focus was be placed on experiencing the city through the senses. For, the taste, smell and feeling of the fizz powder on the tongue would many a times transfer Günter Grass and the protagonists of his books to the magic times of childhood, bringing back invaluable memories.
The first meeting within this year’s Grassomania took place on May 6th. We joined the professors and students of Architecture from the local University of Technology, as well as their special guests, on a Jane’s Walk. This meant rediscovering the interesting spots in Gdańsk’s Old Town on foot, however this time with the extensive use of all our senses. Our guests were invited to take (inter)active part in experiencing the space around them. They were given special notebooks in order to be able to register their impressions. Those, willing to share them in a form of photos, short films, written comments, etc. were able to do so by sending their materials to the email address email@example.com till the end of May. Selected proposals were put on our website and served as inspirations for artists who took part in the main Grassomania event. The final part of Grassomania took place on September 2nd!
After the walk we relaxed by good music and food in Świętopełk Park. The OMnom cooking collective acquainted us with Japanese cuisine in shape of the popular onigiri. Everybody was welcome to join our cooking event and prepare their own version of this Far Eastern dish according to their own taste. There was also time to discuss the impressions gathered during the walk.