Varia

Birthday of Günter Grass and Daniel Chodowiecki

Venue: 15th - 16th of October 2017
Places:
Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk, Szeroka Street 34/35-37 & Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass House, Sieroca Street 6 & St. John’s Churc, Świętojańska Street 50
Coordinator: Marta Wróblewska, Katarzyna Kucz-Chmielecka


PROGRAMME

SUNDAY October 15th

2:00 P.M. G:RASS - an interactive walk in the footsteps od Günter Grass
Start: Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk
Guide: Anna Kowalewska-Mróz | German translation: Marek Szalszla

Join us for an interactive walk. G: RASS (Gdańsk: real and simulated spaces) – is an interactive art project based on a specially designed mobile application using the Android platform. Thanks to it the viewer, using his/her tablet or smartphone, is transferred into a virtual world – an augmented reality. This approach involves and transforms the surrounding city space in order to view it from a different perspective.

4:00 P.M Promotion of publication: Memory book dedicated to Günter Grass Günter Grass – Odpominania
Venue: Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk
Edition: Miłosława Borzyszkowska-Szewczyk, translation: Marek Szalsza and Agata Teperek, graphic design: Anita Wasik
Coordination: Miłosława Borzyszkowska-Szewczyk

In connection with the anniversary of Günter Grass’s 90th birthday, a bilingual publication in Polish and German will be published. It will comprise the recollections and reflections concerning the reception of the art and activities of Günter Grass. In the course of micro-stories about meeting with the artist and his oeuvre various authors will present memories of “their own Grass”.

Institutions: the Kashubian Institute and Günter Grass Association in Gdańsk
Coperation: Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk, Baltic Culture Centre, Research Lab for Memory Narratives of Borderlands

7:00 P.M. Günter „Baby” Sommer & Nora Gomringer - concert
Venue: St. John’s Church
Invitations only, to collect in Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk

Günter „Baby” Sommer – is an acknowledged jazz percussionist, a good friend of Günter Grass. They used to play concerts together, combining literary and musical experience.  The latest project of „Baby” Sommer is based on Grass’s "Grimms Wörter” and performer jointly with Nora Gomringer.

7:00 - 11.00 P.M. Sieroca – multimedia happening
Venue: Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass House
Projection design: dr Robert Turło and the Animations and Visualizations Lab
Curator: Marta Wróblewska
Cooperation: Katarzyna Kucz-Chmielecka

Multimedia projections of the walls and inside the former Orphanage by Sieroca street will be based on animated drawings and graphics of two outstanding citizens of Gdańsk – Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass. The impressing show will be promoting the oeuvre of the two artists in the venue soon to become a new culture institution in Gdańsk - Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass House. The projections will enliven the old and abandoned buildings in Sieroca, anticipating the future activities connected with the new cultural and creative centre.


MONDAY October 16th

1:00 P.M. Openning of exhibition Meetings with Günter Grass at University of Gdańsk
Venue: University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza Street 55

Organizer: Research Lab for Memory Narratives of Borderlands, University of Gdańsk
Cooperation: The Humanistics Library of the University of Gdańsk, the Library of the Faculty of Languages UG, Günter Grass Association in Gdańsk
Curator: Miłosława Borzyszkowska-Szewczyk
Cooperation: Janusz Mosakowski, Halina Pawłowska and Małgorzata Śleszyńska

5:00 P.M. G:RASS - an interactive walk in the footsteps od Günter Grass
Start: Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk
Guide: Andrzej Fac

Join us for an interactive walk. G: RASS (Gdańsk: real and simulated spaces) – is an interactive art project based on a specially designed mobile application using the Android platform. Thanks to it the viewer, using his/her tablet or smartphone, is transferred into a virtual world – an augmented reality. This approach involves and transforms the surrounding city space in order to view it from a different perspective.


6:30 P.M. Promotion of the Gdańsk Encyclopedia of Günter Grass
Venue: Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk

This year the Günter Grass Gdańsk Encyclopaedia was published thanks to the common effort of the Günter Grass Association in Gdańsk and Oficyna Gdańska publishing house.

7:00 - 11.00 P.M. Sieroca – multimedia happening
Venue: Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass House
Projection design: dr Robert Turło and the Animations and Visualizations Lab
Curator: Marta Wróblewska
Cooperation: Katarzyna Kucz-Chmielecka

Multimedia projections of the walls and inside the former Orphanage by Sieroca street will be based on animated drawings and graphics of two outstanding citizens of Gdańsk – Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass. The impressing show will be promoting the oeuvre of the two artists in the venue soon to become a new culture institution in Gdańsk - Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass House. The projections will enliven the old and abandoned buildings in Sieroca, anticipating the future activities connected with the new cultural and creative centre.