Rifts- Hacklab Finale
CTM Festival Berlin
Sun, 5th Feb 202316:00 – 18:00
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)
Alan Affichard, Corazón De Robota, Filip Ruisl, Juliana Santacruz, Katarzyna Debska, Laura Guarch, Lia Mice, Maoyi Qiu, Matrix Navrot, Saana Pohjonen, Sophia Bulgakova, Stefan Maier, Sumugan Sivanesan, Willstone Sibamwenda, Yin Cheng-Kokott.
Hosted by Peter Kirn and Verónica Mota
Eivind Vullum / Jerzy Mączyński / Nicolas Stocker + vjingVLF
A project initiated by the Norwegian composer, sound designer and DJ Eivind Vullum. The material that will be presented at the only concert in Poland oscillates around Norwegian electronics / ambient, new age and ECM sounds (mainly thanks to Nicolas Stocker, who made his debut at this label in 2019). The saxophonist and producer Jerzy Mączyński was invited to the line-up, and thanks to his ability to prepare the saxophone with electronic tools, he fits perfectly into the concept of the project. The music will enter into a dialogue with visualizations by Katarzyna Dębska aka VLVG. The concert will take place as part of a mini tour, which will end with recordings in the studio in Oslo for the project's debut album. Before the concert, there will be two short solo concerts: by Nicolas Stoker - for the first time in Poland - and by Jerzy Mączyński aka Jerry&ThePelicanSystem - the premiere of the composition Requiem for Nature. Start at 20:00 Tickets PLN 40/50
Pracownia Wschodnia Gallery, Warsaw
Katarzyna Debska - concept, videos, installation
Weronika Bielecka - vocal
Olga Kozieł - vocal
Mikołaj Szulczewski / _n_o_k_o__ - light design
Agata Ostrowska - text
Paulina Mirowska - exhibition production
Can you imagine world without plants? Let's move for a moment to the near future.
As a result of progressive crimes against the nature of the plant practically
they became extinct in 2040 - they disappeared as a result of systemic negligence, ecocide
ceased to be just a symbolic concept. How would we live if we only co-existed with
non-physical plant substitutes? Humankind has contributed to the extinction of hundreds
species of plants and animals, destroying entire ecosystems. Plant endurance, even
succulents that store water and are equipped with thorns, she was not able to
allow them to adapt to new conditions in which excess, satiety
consumption and global overproduction, caused their natural environment to succumb
deformation and destruction. The constant obsession with growth has led us to a state of emptiness. What do you feel walking on barren ground? Will the plant hologram experience replace us? real experience? In her latest work, Katarzyna Dębska checks how she can
gruesome fantasy about the future of plants. Only in theory for now.
By photographing the night life of plants in cities, I wondered how it would feel like to be trapped
behind the fence, under the concrete, deprived of the light needed to self-develope. Plant situation,
that are bound to certain conditions because someone decided to do so, showed me
at the same time their incredible determination, wisdom, strength and deep symbiosis,
in which we live together.
Improvised journey through atmospheric terrains and soundscapes
Vorfluter gallery, Berlin
Katarzyna Debska - live visuals
Jerzy Mączyński - live sound
Nasia Papavasiliou - live body based actions
Vorfluter + Paula Vidal - curating
" Invitation for an improvised session of spatialized sounds and performative actions through Paula Vidal’s <<Out of Season Shelters>>
The three artist Katarzyna Dębska, Jerzy Mączyński, Nasia Papavasiliou will perform a session of spatialized sounds and performative actions through Paula Vidal’s “Out of Season Shelters. Starting at 7pm at Vorfluter. "
S.P.A. | 2022 Sept. 7-8
ul. Marszałkowska 115 (entrance from ul. Przechodnia)
7.09. | Antonina Nowacka (vocal) + Jerzy Mączyński (composition) +
K. Debska aka VLVFG (live visuals, light)
8.09. | Anna Pasic (harp with electronics) + Daisy Cutter (dj set) +
K. Debska aka VLVFG (live visuals, light)
+ discussion panel
Production of the event: SAUNA / Jerzy Mączyński and Katarzyna Debska
Video documentation of the event: Łukasz Bieniecki | Sound engineer: Andrzej Kijanowski
Free tickets for individual events to be booked via going.pl or PM on SAUNA's Instagram @sauna0studio. The events will be recorded.
There will be pillows and disposable earplugs available on site + a gift in the form of a SPA kit for practice at home.
September events will open up a new series at the Warsaw SAUNA - S.P.A.
On September 7 and 8, ambient audiovisual events in the form of installations and performances will take place in the space of the abandoned swimming pool and sauna in the basement of a building at Plac Bankowy. On the first day, Antonina Nowacka's voice will be heard in dialogue with sounds created electronically and acoustically by Jerzy Mączyński, on the second day, the harp in Anna Pasic’s solo will smoothly pass into the DJ set created by Daisy Cutter.
The sense of hearing will interact with the visual experience - the sound flowing in parallel from several points in space along with the rays of light and images changing its intensity and temperature will surround the body, which, reacting to stimuli, will be able to freely search for its place, position and density.
The two-day session will end with a panel opening up a discussion about various approaches and practices regarding the therapeutic aspect of art in the social and psychological dimension.
The Diary / Dzienniki | 2022 October 15th
im. Jana Kochanowskiego in Radom
Witold Gombrowicz Festival in Radom
Katarzyna Dębska- video recordings, costumes, performance (live video),
Jerzy Mączyński - music compositions, performance (live sound),
Anastasia Valsamaki - choreography, performance
Małgorzata Potocka- adaptation and dramaturgy collaboration, voice
Duration: 50 minutes
"DZIENNIK / DIARY" is an interdisciplinary performance where sound, visuals and movement create an artistic nexus based on Witold Gombrowicz's "Diaries" written in 1953-1969. Despite the passage of years, thanks to the themes undertaken by the writer, such as searching for one's own identity or functioning in imposed social conventions and politics, the notes seem to be very up-to-date. The diary itself as a very personal and private form of narration which reminds us of the quarantine times, when we were all confronted with a situation of isolation and for most of us it was a period of spending more time with ourselves than usually. In the performance, three elements enter into a dialogue: sound, video and movement, which in combination with fragments of Gombrowicz's "Diaries" create an intimate spectacle.
A multichannel audiovisual installation with live performance on self exploration which sways on the verge of personal choice and society norms, freedom and privacy.
"DZIENNIK / DIARY'' is the second collaboration between the Polish composer/musician Jerzy Mączyński, video artist Katarzyna Dębska and the Greek dance artist Anastasia Valsamaki. They became residency artists at EIGHT Critical Institute fro Arts and Politics in Athens (October 2021) and created a cross disciplinary performance in support with Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.