INTERFEJS  INTERFACE BWA Contemporary Art Gallery Katowice



BWA Contemporary Art Gallery Katowice
Krakow Academy of Fine Arts – Department of Intermedia are pleased to announce :






BWA Contemporary Art Gallery Katowice, 9-12 May 2007
Krakow Academy of Fine Arts – Department of Intermedia, 11 May 2007


new media, net art, biotechnical and polysensory interactive device, audio-video installation, new media performance, online-performance, digital imaging, generative representation, virtual reality, broadcast and telematic communication, network and internet projects...


The artists:

Florent Aziosmanoff – France • Janusz Bakowski – Poland • Michal Baldyga – Poland • Wlodzimierz Borowski – Poland • Carol-Ann Braun – France/USA • Michel Bret – France • Wojciech Bruszewski – Poland • Józef Bury – Poland/France • Bernard Caillaud – France • Marek Choloniewski – Poland • Edmond Couchot – France • Jean Dubois – Canada • François Ronsiaux – France • Dorota Kleszcz – Poland/France • Wojciech Kosma – Poland/England • Catherine Langlade – France • Nicolas Maigret – France • Pol Olory-Pisano – France • Jan Pamula – Poland • Andrzej Pawlowski – Poland • Jan Pieniazek – Poland • Juraj Poliak – Slovakia • Artur Tajber – Poland • Marie-Hélène Tramus – France

Symposium INTERFEJS INTERFACEWith the participation of :

Michel BRET – University of Paris 8, Vincennes – Saint-Denis Rozenn CANÉVET – University of Paris 8, Vincennes – Saint-Denis Olivier CAPPAROS – EHESS, Paris Edmond COUCHOT – University of Paris 8, Vincennes – Saint-Denis Ryszard W. KLUSZCZYNSKI – University of Lodz David PIOTROWSKI – CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Antoni PORCZAK – Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow Marcin SOBIESZCZANSKI – University Nice Sophia-Antipolis Cyril THOMAS – University of Paris X-Nanterre

The sixth Art Meeting will deal with issues relating to Digital Art both on an artistic and a theoretical level. The polymorphous evolution of new art addresses the key issue of the interface as the place of interaction between the human senses and digital code. The interface (graphical and touch screens, graphical and textual terminals, operator panels, active matrices, head-mounted displays, multimedia helmets, sensory gloves and data suits, electronic prostheses, optical and physico-chemical sensors...) is understood here as the zone of threshold communication that links the biology of the human world with the mathematic-processual aspects of the calculator and the virtual reality it generates. This year’s Meeting attempts to compare examples from the field of art with theoretical analysis viewed from the perspective of sociology, anthropology, semiotics, and cognitive science..., in order to track the changes brought about by  digital technology in the art context as well as their contribution to the creation, recording and diffusion of artistic aspects of contemporary art. It will  cover such situations as the emergence and creation of the work of art, the evolving attitude of the artist, and new artistic  developments engendered by the use of interfaces.


J. Bury, february 2007

Programme :

Wednesday, May 9th: BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice4.00 p.m. – Opening session5.00 p.m. – Marek Choloniewski – Dark&LightZone/face, 1999–2007. Performance – interactive action [30 minutes] 6.00 p.m. – Wojciech Bruszewski – Video projection with a commentary by the author [45 minutes]7.00 p.m. – Wojciech Kosma – Katowice, 2007. Performance – interactive action [30 minutes] Thursday, May 10th: BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. – Symposium INTERFEJS INTERFACE 6.30 p.m. – Florent Aziosmanoff – Little Red Riding Hood, 2002-2004. Video document with a commentary by Carol-Ann Braun [15 minutes]7.00 p.m. – Józef Bury – Private Practice, 1992. Photo-optical and audio-visual interactive device, performance and installation. Video projection with a commentary by the author [15 minutes]7.30 p.m. – Bernard Caillaud, Hector Zazou – Quadri(+)Chromies, 2004. Algo-cinetic images, generative representation. Video projection with a commentary by Marcin Sobieszczanski [45 minutes] Friday, May 11th: Krakow Academy of Fine Arts - Department of Intermedia, Faculty of Sculpture2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. – Presentation of the Intermedia Department at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.
Exhibition of students’ work, meeting with the students and a presentation of the programme for students at the Academy of Fine Arts
Presentation: Józef Bury, Antoni Porczak. Coordination: Artur Tajber
Saturday, May 12th: BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice 4.30 p.m. – Artur Tajber – TIMEMIT. Video projection. DVD – containing extracts of documentary videos made with  TABLEABLE/ABLETABLE/STABLE performances of AT – this selection of extracts is a preliminary project coming under the new cycle of activities entitled TIMEMIT [15 minutes]5.00 p.m. – Nicolas Maigret – Between 0.1, 2002–2007. Mixed-media - Sound and video-performance [15 minutes]5.30 p.m. – François Ronsiaux, Dorota Kleszcz – ZONE, 2006. Concert / media / performance [50 minutes] The 6th International Art Meeting in Katowice will include a special exhibition scheduled to take place at the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice
from 9 May , 4.00 p.m., to 12 May, 8.00 p.m. Wednesday, 9 May: 4.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Thursday, 10 May: 2.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Friday, 11 May: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Saturday, 12 May: 4.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

The exhibition will show objects, digital images and installations illustrating the main topic of the Meeting. An "Internet café" will be set up for the consultation of Internet works, net performances and interactive computer projects.


• Janusz Bakowski – Marek, 1967–1968, Róza (The Rose), 1973. [photographic series]

• Michal Baldyga – Ksiega (The Book), 2007. [interactive installation] • Wlodzimierz BorowskiArtons, 1958–1963. [autonomous interactive objects] • Carol-Ann Braun – Move/Don’t Move, 2006. [interactive and generative installation]

• Michel Bret – La Danseuse Virtuelle, 2005. [interactive installation] • Michel Bret, Edmond Couchot – Le Pissenlit, 1988. [interactive installation] • Michel Bret, Marie-Hélène Tramus – La Funambule Virtuelle, 2000. [interactive installation]

• Józef Bury Thresholdscopies, 2000, Bad Updating, 2005. [scanner, RVB digitalisation, digital pigment prints] Bernard Caillaud, Hector Zazou – Quadri(+)Chromies, 2004. [algo-cinetic images, generative representation]

• Jean Dubois Syntonie, 2001–2007. [interactive video-installation]

• Catherine Langlade – Viens danser, 2003. [behavioral choreographic installation] Pol Olory-Pisano – GEMINIS, 2007. [artificial intelligence, artificial life, hyperinteractive behavioral installation] • Jan PamulaComputer series, 1980–1984. [digital prints] Andrzej Pawlowski – Stimulators of Inadequate Impressions, 1963–1964. [documentary boards] • Jan Pieniazek – Maszyna bez sensu (Nonsense Machine), 2004. [interactive sound installation] • Juraj Poliak – Twins, 2003. [installation]

Thursday, 10 May 2007, 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice   • Michel BRET - Autonomie dans le domaine des arts numériques • Rozenn CANÉVET - Interfaces de l’architecture, architectures d’interfaces • Olivier CAPPAROS - Art des nombres et du temps • Edmond COUCHOT - Nouvelles temporalités dans les arts numériques* • Ryszard W. KLUSZCZYNSKI - De l'œuvre-interface au remote control art • David PIOTROWSKI - L'hypertexte entre signe et interface • Antoni PORCZAK - Interface, intermédia, interaction, interprétation • Marcin SOBIESZCZANSKI - La sensorialité et sa simulation numérique • Cyril THOMAS - Lynn Hershman : clin d’œil à l’interface haptique. Réflexions sur les installations Lorna (1980-1984) et Deep Contact : the sexual Fantasy Videodisc (1984-1990)   Moderator : Jozef Bury

The conference languages will be Polish and French

* telematic participation
Programme subject to change without notice Project conceived by Jozef BURY. Curators : Jozef BURY, Marek KUS. Curatorial collaboration : Florent AZIOSMANOFF, Marek CHOLONIEWSKI, Roman LEWANDOWSKI, François RONSIAUX, Cyril THOMAS The 6th International Art Meeting Katowice 2007 is organized by BWA Contemporary Art Gallery Katowice

Thanks to : Krakow Academy of Fine Arts - Department of Intermedia, Le Cube - Issy-les-moulineaux, L'entre prise - Paris, Université Paris 8, EDESTA - Esthétique de l’interactivité, UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal [Québec]  BWA

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