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teaser, I love you!
Dir Jana Shostak
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The screening of works in the competition (2) + talks with artists
Place: LAZNIA 1, str. Jaskolcza 1, Lower Town, Gdansk, room 101
1. Karmasz Andrzej FRIGHTENING AWAY 2016 Polska  13:25
Deterrence of projected bat colonies inhabiting the island of Bali. Considered a beacon of good luck in the far east, here we see them as a foreboding of inevitable tragedy. Furthermore, their muscle tremor can be read as a state of discomfort and stress – through social tremoregulation, bats flock together to produce heat they can all share. Their physiognomy, extraordinariness and our superstitions and fear of the unknown have all had a negative impact and resulted in the image of bats as something unwanted, alien and foreign. The sounds accompanying the screening, including shouts, cat-calls, stomping, hissing and yells cause panic. They scare away the image that in a sense is fascinating, eye-pleasing, enjoyable and yet it remains numb and absolutely indifferent to the word “out”. This is a space of conflict, where attempts to scare away the alien are bound to fail.
Andrzej Karmasz is a visual arist, borin in 1976 in Gdańsk. He studies painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. His work often relates to issues connected with anthropoly, oscillating between different media – photography, video and performance art.
2. Sojo Kepa Hileta 2016 Hiszpania 19:50
In a small Basque village in 1925, a wake is being held for Inge, the young wife of Mikel Martikorena, who has died suddenly. Visited by all the major figures of the village, Martin, the patriarch of the family, is concerned only by the absence of his middle son Joanes, gone insane after studying theology and who wanders the hills preaching of the resurrection of the dead.
Llodio, 1968. As well as being a film director and script-writer, Kepa Sojo has a PhD in History of Art and lectures in History of Cinema at the University of the Basque Country. He is a
specialist in Spanish cinema from the Franco era and on the work of Luis García Berlanga. He has won over 70 national and international awards for his audiovisual work, as well as a nomination for the Goya Awards in 2015 for his short film Loco con ballesta. Since 2009, he coordinates the Cortada Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
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  • Beata Śniecikowska
    Beata Śniecikowska – Polish studies scholar and historian of art, adjunct professor at the Department of Historical Poetics in the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include transcultural and intersemiotic relations, especially in the context of broadly defined modernism. She is particularly concerned with the question of audiality and visuality in poetry. For years, she has also been tracking connections between European literature and art with cultures of the Far East. Author of Słowo – obraz – dźwięk. Literatura i sztuki wizualne w koncepcjach polskiej awangardy 1918–1939 [Word-Image-Sound. Literature and the Visual Arts in Concepts of the Polish Avant-garde] (Kraków 2005), „Nuż w uhu”? Koncepcje dźwięku w poezji polskiego futuryzmu [Concepts of Sound in the Poetry of Polish Futurism] (Wrocław 2008) and Haiku in Polish. Genology from a Transcultural Perspective (Toruń 2016). Holder of grants from the Foundation for Polish Science and The Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education, deputy chair of
    “Centrum Międzynarodowych Badań Polonistycznych” (Center for International Polish Studies) foundation.
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Festival IN OUT
11 IN OUT FESTIVAL 2017 word/image
Experiments/Short video forms / Documentaries
Festival In Out is a cyclic project of Centre for Contemporary Art, organized since 2005. As part of the festival will be held lectures, film screenings, concerts and open, international contest for the best: video works, experiments, documents.
This year we invite artists to take part in the contest for the best:
Animations/Documentaries/Short films/ Experiments/ Videoideo forms with the theme: word/image

The contest has two stages, during the first one, until 10th of April 2017 the jury will choose 20 artists whose works would qualify to the second stage and those will be presented during the reviews at LAZNIA CCA. Artists will be invited to the contest in Gdańsk.
First prize in amount of 5000 PLN funded by the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk
Second prize  in amount of 4 000 PLN funded by the LAZNIA CCA
In addition to the prize money will be awarded honorable mentions. The best video works will be released on DVD.
The contests is directed at visual and film artists over 18.
Duration of the video: from 1 to 20 minutes.
The work should not be older than 3 years.

Deadline for applications with legibly filled with attachments is the 27th of March 2017.
Terms and required attachments for download:
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