GGM CINEMA SUMMER #2
Event: 26th of July – 23rd of August 2018
Venue: Motława river bank near GGM2, Powroźnicza Street 13/15
Artists: Karolina Breguła, Róża Duda i Michał Soja, Justyna Górowska, & the romantic horse (Agnieszka Kucharska, Aleksandra Zielińska)
Coordination: Gabriela Warzycka-Tutak, Andrzej Zagrobelny
This is a cordial invitation to the Gdańsk City Gallery’s cycle GGM CINEMA SUMMER, which takes place on the Motława river bank in ul. Powroźnicza, where the GGM2 is located.
Admission to all screenings is free of charge. In case of adverse weather conditions, events will be held inside the GGM2 in ul. Powroźnicza.
26th of July 2018, Thursday at 9 p.m.
Film screening and meeting with the artists
Róża Duda + Michał Soja: I’m a Miner’s Son (Jestem synem górnika) / 30’, 2018
I’m a Miner’s Son comprises video recordings shot in a submerged mine in Lower Silesia and an abandoned hotel in Greece. It is a journey around worn-out spaces given a new life and infected with eruptions of collective techno-subconsciousness. Places that are inert and subject to entropy as side effects of capital accumulation. Yet, they open up a new kind of logic. Desires are generated there by exuberant structures that make existence meaningful. Imagined content invisibly permeates the real. The visible world is subject to procedures of editing, cleaning, adding, subtracting, a strategy typical of changing authorities create their own vision of reality.
The miner fuelled technological development, while remaining reduced to the pure function of labour, he generated profit above by extracting what was below. But who is his son? A product of a certain new consciousness, a Frankenstein-like cluster of exploitation and consumption fever. Sewn together out of pieces of history and cultural codes. He is consciousness thrown into the very centre of a postapocalyptic landscape, empty and dead.
9th of August 2018, Thursday at 8.30 p.m.
& the romantic horse, Agnieszka Kucharska, Aleksandra Zielińska
& the romantic horse is a project by two audiovisual artists on the border of sound art, performance and girls band. They situate their work in the field of visual arts by creating complex sound installations with elements of live action.
They participated as a duo in exhibitions and festivals:
2018 NoiseLab Festival, Stützpunkt teufelsberg, Berlin
2018 koleżanki & the romantic horse, Galeria WY, Łódź
2018 Ocean X, duo-solo exhibition, Galeria Łęctwo, Poznań
2017 Young Wolves Festival ‘17, Szczecin
2017 The Shadow Waiting for The Full Moon, group exhibition, Obrońców Stalingradu 17, Szczecin
2017 Von der Seite betrachtet aber ohne zu schielen, group exhibition, Polish Institute in Berlin
2016 Microelements, The Bonds of Culture Festival, Szczecin
16th of August 2018, Thursday at 9 p.m.
Karolina Breguła and the inhabitants of blocks of flats between Reja, Sienkiewicza and Górnickiego Streets in the district of Ołbin in Wrocław: WHO’S THERE / TV series / 5 episodes, 11’ each, 2016
Who’s There is a participatory film series made in cooperation with people living in an area delineated by the streets Reja, Sienkiewicza and Górnickiego in the district of Ołbin in Wrocław. Each episode was written, filmed and edited within less than three days. Screenings took place every Wednesday and Saturday in a nearby open-air cinema, arranged on a hill in the yard. In the subsequent episodes we accompany the residents as they solve the mystery of a monster that prowls the district and devours keys.
Who’s There is first and foremost a social project. Collective actions was supposed to transform relations in a community of neighbours. A resident of the yard where the series was shot said during a meeting: We have lived here for 20-30 years. And throughout all this time, we only knew each other by sight – we wouldn’t even know each other’s names or sometimes even say ‘hello.’ Thanks to working with Karolina we’ve got to know each other. Now we chat, we visit one another. When I cross the yard, kids are shouting ‘hello.’ It’s an incredible change. Working on this series has transformed our yard.
The series was made within the project Wrocław – Entrance from the Backyard, which formed part of the visual arts programme of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.
23rd of August 2018, Thursday at 9 p.m.
Justyna Górowska:Orang pendek / video installation / 26,25’, 2014
Orang pendek is a unique hominid that inhabits the tropical forests of Sumatra. He moves around in an upright posture, his whole body is covered with hair yet deprived of a tail – orang pendek may thus be a missing link of the evolution chain. Seen by several hundred people, despite his uniqueness he has never been thoroughly analysed, and therefore maintains a position on the border of dream and reality. The project documents an expedition into Sumatra’s misty forest with the goal of researching the creature’s natural habitat.
Film screenings are organised within the cycle Beaufort Scale
Partner: Mała Sztuka