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Titel: On Invisible, Unknown and Ghostly Knowledge II
City Version
Date: 26th of August and 2nd of September 06
Place: 59 different places in town: cafes, hotels, galleries, artist´s studios, cinemas, station, in the street, on the underground
Statistics: 64 Experts
Languages: Polish, Dutch, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian
Citymaps:

North: ___ŻOLIBORZ, ŁOMIANKI
South: ___MOKOTÓW
East: ____WILANÓW
West: __-_OCHOTA
Central:__ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE

 

________ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE

Anna Baumgart, visual artist, working in various media, sculpture, video and film, interested in contemporary women, their traumas and identity
"Trance of a little brain - or Goodnight let the bedbugs bite". Contemplative workshop on dreams and lullabies
TR Warszawa, main stage, ul. Marszałkowska 8

Sarmen Beglarian, curator, interested in alternative curatorial stategies versus censorship, works at the Piotr Nowicki Gallery, cooperates with the Polish Modern Art Foundation on art projects and publications
Invisible shows. Exhibitions in a time of censorship
ul. Śliska 54

Prof. Agata Bielik-Robson, philosopher, professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences and American Studies Center, Warsaw University; favourite subjects: modernity, psychoanalysis, modern nihilsm, romantic subjectivity and contemporary philosophy of religion
The Uncanny. Ghosts, Spectres, and Demons in Sigmund Freud
Czuły Barbarzyńca, ul. Dobra 31

Agnieszka Brzeżańska, visual artist, photographer and painter, interested in the contemporary conceptualisations and representations of the apocalypse, eschatology, nihilism and nothingness
A talk on the project "Is nothing not enough?"
Cafe 6/12, ul. Żurawia 6/12

Bogna Burska, visual artist, working with photography, video, installations and painting with a strong interest in examining the problem of fear, pain and tricks of the eye; activist and co-founder of Warszawski Aktyw Artystów (Warsaw Collective of Artists)
What can't be seen. Bloody art - bloody stories
Warszawski Aktyw Artystów, ul. Kozia 3/5

Ewa Charkiewicz, activist and academic researcher with an interest in theories of power, ecology, feminism and new social movements
Conservatives and neoliberals: cosy bedfellows. Strong state, über-market and the nation as a community of blood, race and religion
Coffee Karma, Plac Zbawiciela 3/5

Dr. Magdalena Chechlińska, Department of Immunology, Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, working on different aspects of cancer biology
Cancer cell - horrifying and intriguing
Kawiarnia Rozdroze, Al. Ujazdowskie 6 & Wedel Pijalnia Czekolady, ul. Szpitalna 8

Oskar Dawicki,performer, artist, author of subversive projects examining alternative realities, simulacra and absence, truancy and other ways of exploring reality and concealing the self
Active Absence
private flat, Al. Szucha

Kuba Dąbrowski, photographer and sociologist, "Przekroj" Magazine, author of movies, records, sounds and texts
The first person perspective in photography - from Jacques Henri Lartigue to photo blogs
private flat, ul. Rozbrat

Jacek Dominiczak, architect, lecturer and contributor to Architecture + Dialog Studies at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk
Hidden Codes: The Dialogical Aspects of City Spaces
Wedel Pijalnia Czekolady, ul. Szpitalna 8

Krzysztof Gawronkiewicz, author graphic novels and comic books & Grzegorz Janusz, author and scriptwriter & Szymon Holcman, translator and comic book critic
Esencja - a comic book workshop
Raster Gallery, ul. Hoża 42/8


Maciej "Magura" Góralski, music journalist, ethnopunk musician, poet, DJ and Buddhist scholar
Spirits of the waters, rulers of the waves and subconscious in India, Tibet and Poland
Nusantara Gallery, ul. Nowogrodzka 18a

Anka Grupińska, writer, journalist, director of the oral history project "Witness of the Jewish Century" in Poland, co-founder of underground magazine "Czas Kultury", her main subject is the Holocaust of the Warsaw Jews and the culture of contemporary Israel
Invisible Jews Around
Numery Litery, ul. Wilcza 26

Daniel Heer, artist, working in Berlin and Warsaw, examining national and cultural stereotypes, author of documentaries, video and "40m² Switzerland" - a project space in Warsaw 2007
Switzerland and the ghosts of cleanliness, punctuality and discipline between the hours of 12 midday and 1pm.
TR Warszawa small stage, ul. Marszałkowska 8, Medioteka Szwajcarska, Al. Ujazdowskie & private flat, ul. Mokotowska

Zuzanna Janin, visual artist, working with sculpture, installation, performance and video, founder of the independent art space and gallery lokal_30
Beeing absent/present, meaning where? A talk on the project "I've Seen My Death"
lokal_30, ul. Foksal 17b/30

Kinga Kielczyńska [Kinga], visual artist and VJ, lives in Warsaw and Berlin, author of video-music performances, installations, films and unauthorized videoclips
A Future Vision of Video Art
Palac Kultury i Nauki, Muzeum Techniki

Prof. Leszek Kolankiewicz, anthropologist, professor and director of the Institute of Polish Culture at Warsaw University, and Department of Theatre and Performance, lecturer at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw, focuses on anthropology of performance, has written extensively on Grotowski and Artaud
The Rites of Forefathers' Eve. The Dead Feast's Theatre
Antrakt Cafe, Teatr Wielki

Tomek Kozak, artist, working in different media, author of films, sculptures, texts, interested in philosophy and literature
Indian Poland under the flag of the Swastika? - the cultural vision and philosophy of Tadeusz Micinski
Pałac Kultury i Nauki, main hall of Teatr Dramatyczny & Cafe Kulturalna

Ania Kuczyńska, fashion designer, interested in practical and unusual use of materials and fabrics, their meanings and iconography in contemporary culture
Fashion and anti-fashion. Alternative prospects of clothes design and its presentation
privat studio, ul. Wybieg

Dr Iwona Kurz, Culture historian, critic, lecturer at the Institute of Polish Culture, Warsaw University, interested in film as a medium of the imaginary and a mirror for the dreams and fears of the 20th century
Ghosts of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising
Pl. Krasińskich

Agnieszka Lasota, designer, author of interiors, furniture, household and conceptual objects - examining them as notions of history and memory, as well as in terms of their utility
The memory of furniture. A talk on design
Agnieszka Lasota Design, ul. Widok

Dr Adam Lipszyc, philosopher, critic, translator, writer, lecturer at Polish Academy of Sciences,interested in the problem of history and tradition in 20th century Jewish philosophy
Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and the Invisible Jewish Tradition
Tarabuk Cafe, ul. Browarna 6

Jarosław Lipszyc, journalist, poet, Copyleft Movement and Creative Commons Poland activist, Coordinator of Wolne Podreczniki project, associate member of Free Software Foundation
Freedom in the age of digital networks
Coffee Karma, Plac Zbawiciela 3/5

Przemysław Łukasik & Łukasz Zagala, architects, Medusa Group, Gliwice, founders of "Medusa" - a collaborative studio involved in cross-disciplinary projects that incorporate architecture, the visual and performing arts
Traces, holes and the new context in urban space
Dworzec Centralny, Oaza InterCity

Ewa Majewska, philosopher, critic, social activist, translator, Ph.D candidate at Warsaw University, focused on post-Marxist, feminist and alterglobalist issues, co-founder of the group "Syreny"
Philosophical conceptualisations of the idea of the family
Wedel Pijalnia Czekolady, ul. Szpitalna 8

Adam Mazur, art historian and art critic, editor of "Obieg" Magazine, works at CCA Ujazdowski Castle, currently working on his Ph.D in the sociology of contemporary photography
New Documentalists. Polish Realities as Seen from the Perspective of Castle's Cellars
CSW Zamek Ujazdowski

Simon Mol,Cameroonian poet, writer, journalist, human rights activist, artistic director of Migrator Theatre, author of a book about the Day of the Dead Ceremony in Poland seen from an African perspective
How To Touch Ghosts
Casablanca Cafe, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 4/6

Luiza Nader, art historian, lecturer at Warsaw University, Ph.D candidate at the Department of Art History, focused on conceptual art, its philosophy and different local strategies
Conceptual art and memory. Remarks on the process of historicization and the "ethics of failure"
Między Nami Cafe, ul. Bracka 20

Agata Passent, journalist, columnist, writer, german philologist, interested in Warsaw history and social life, expert in architecture of Palace of Culture
To Build or to Rebuild the City? Architects' Dilemmas in the Social Realist Warsaw
Palac Kultury i Nauki, Cafe Kulturalna

Dr Piotr Paziński, literary critic, editor of "Midrasz" Jewish Monthly Magazine, philosopher by training, translator, journalist, expert in Jewish tradition, published his Ph.D on Joyces's' Ulisses under the title Labyrinth and Tree
Literary Journey - James Joyce's Ulysses as a City Novel
Tarabuk Cafe, ul. Browarna 6

Krystyna Piotrowska, artist, curator of the "Prózna Street" project for "Singer's Warsaw", a Festival of Jewish Culture; her works combine different techniques such as photography, printmaking and painting
Prózńa street - the street that doesn't exist. A talk on the former Jewish district in Warsaw
ul. Prózńa

Paweł Polit, art critic and curator at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle, focused on conceptual art, lecturer at the American Studies Centre at Warsaw University
Luminous Encounter. Roland Barthes' Theory of Photography and Contemporary American Art
CSW Zamek Ujazdowski

Bartłomiej Reszuta, culture historian, Ph.D candidate at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, involved in semantic field analysis and governmentality issues, popular culture studies and theory, Americanization and globalization
From Oldspeak to Rap - A Linguistic Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness
Drink Bar, ul. Wspólna 52/54 and private flat, ul. Hoża

Dr Łukasz Ronduda, art critic, curator of new media at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle, interested in subversive strategies in art and structuralist cinema, lecturer at Warsaw School of Social Psychology
Imagination in artistic strategies of contemporary art
CSW Zamek Ujazdowski

Prof. Zofia Rosińska, philosopher, professor at the Department of Philosophy, Warsaw University, specialises in aesthetics, psychoanalisys, psychology of culture, has extensively written on Carl G. Jung and Sigmund Freud
Melancholy and Memory
Warsaw University, Department of Philosophy, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 3

Maria Sadowska, singer, musician and film director
Searching for the spirit in an electro sound system
Klub Apsters, ul. Marszałkowska 4/1

Wilhelm Sasnal, artist, painter, author of films, focused on different aspects of realism
Psychodelia
Foksal Gallery Foundation, ul. Górskiego 1a

Jadwiga Sawicka, visual artist, working with photography, painting and 3D objects, interested in the outer layers of things and material aspects of mass culture artefacts
Please, misuse, and misunderstand
Między Nami Cafe, ul. Bracka 20

Slawomir Sierakowski, Editor-in-Chief of "Krytyka Polityczna" Magazine, commentator, political activist, focused on post-Marxist and contemporary theory, sociology and philosophy
Invisible Borders of Freedom and Censorship
Klub On Off, ul. Żurawia 22

Tomasz Sikorski, artist, associate professor at Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lódz and the Swietokrzyska Academy in Kielce
The Mysteries of Warsaw Graffiti
corner ul. Żelazna/Grzybowska

Jan Simon, artist, interested in catastrophical motifs in mass culture, Internet and computer games, instructions and training diagrams, author of "agressive" art works and objects
How to open locks with improvised tools
Hotel Polna, room 13, ul. Polna 7a

Jacek Skolimowski, music journalist, radio moderator, DJ, majoring in Japanese Studies at Warsaw Univesity, has cooperated with Jazzradio, Radiostacja, Radio Copernicus, writes for periodicals and magazines
What did Konstantin Raudive hear on the radio? On Electronic Voice Phenomena and radio-ghostbusters
BUW & klub Aurora, ul. Dobra

Jacek Staniszewski, musician and journalist, founder-member of NEUROBOT multimedia collective, plays improvised laptop and turntables sets, freelance writer on marginal culture topics for various magazines
Remastering the dead: Communication With Other Side In Contemporary Sound Art Practice
Klub Apsters, ul. Marszałkowska 4/1

Robert Szczerbowski, conceptual artist, works with text, objects, video and sound, author of fractal paintings, uses mystifications as scientific paradigms, treating the fiction as a dimension like space and time, and art as a simulacrum
On the perfect illusion. Acoustic simulacra
privat flat, Al. 3 Maja

Aneta Szyłak, curator and art critic, co-founder and director of the Wyspa Institute of Art and Vice-President of the Wyspa Progress Foundation in Gdansk, interested in contemporary visual culture and politics
What haunts in art: past, history, repetition
Pałac Kultury i Nauki, Cafe Kulturalna

Ewa Toniak, feminist art critic and art historian, lecturer at Gender Studies at Warsaw University, writing her Ph.D on Polish romantic death at Polish Academy of Sciences
The uspoken and unseen. Trauma and memory in the art of some contemporary Polish women artists
Wedel Pijalnia Czekolady, ul. Szpitalna 8

Jan Topolski, musicologist and music critic, editor-in-chief of music quarterly magazine "Glissando", interested in philosophy and contemporary music, co-author of programs, lecturer, radio and television speaker
Sound spectres in contemporary music. How to see, catch and use them
Klub On Off, ul. Żurawia 22

Wojtek Wieteska,photographer, focused on documentary and artistic photography, creates photographical projects and travel series with a direct link to the places visited, lecturer and Ph.D candidate at Film School in Łódź
Before and after the 'decisive moment'. Photography at the turn of century
private studio, ul. Dzika

Dr Marta Wrzosek, biologist and mycologist, lecturer and scholar at Warsaw University, Department of Plants Systematics and Geography, expert in hallucinogenic mushrooms and psychotropic fungi
Hallucinogenic mushrooms. Their usage, shamanic traditions and spriritual experience
Instytut Botaniki, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Al. Ujazdowskie 4

 

________MOKOTÓW

Marek Beylin, journalist, commentator, "Gazeta Wyborcza", specialises in post-war history and collective social memory
Memory
Cafe Lokalna, ul. Kwiatowa 1/3/5

Jan Gorski, mathematician and Internet consultant, Ph.D candidate at Warsaw University and Toulouse III University; in his work he focuses on abstract spaces of mathematics, the space of the Internet and parallels in the way they are perceived and used
Space - can we touch multi-dimensional mathematical objects? How to imagine the Web-universe as a real space using the experience of mathematicians
Lokalna Cafe, ul. Kwiatowa 1/3/5

Magdalena Mosiewicz, Co-Chair of The Polish Green Party "Zieloni 2004"
Protest movements now
Regeneracja, ul. Puławska 61

Tomasz Sikorski, artist, associate professor at Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lódz and the Swietokrzyska Academy in Kielce
The Mysteries of Warsaw Graffiti
corner ul. Ligocka/Króżańska

Małgorzata Szumowska, film director, graduated from Film School in L Łódź, author of documentaries and feature films, Polish and international co-productions, member of the European Film Academy
Reality and fiction in documentary films and everyday life
private flat, ul. Narbutta

Agnieszka Trzos, film director, author of documentaries and feature films, TV series and screenplays, graduated from Film School in Łódź
Creation of film as a process of communication with the ghosts of the universe
Sliver Screen Cinema, ul. Puławska 17

 


________OCHOTA

Rafał Betlejewski [Betlej], enterpreneur, specialised in marketing and brand strategies, activist, author of social and artistic projects in non-artistic spaces
Betlej acts Betlej. Four faces, four places. Workshops in constructing the self 
private flat, ul. Filtrowa

Dorota Jarecka, art critic and art historian, "Gazeta Wyborcza", interested in 20th century Polish art and its relation to history and politics
Art and politics. A talk on topical and forgotten problems of the 1930's in Poland
private flat, ul. Grójecka

 

________ŻOLIBORZ

Rafał Betlejewski [Betlej], enterpreneur, specialised in marketing and brand strategies, activist, author of social and artistic projects in non-artistic spaces
Betlej acts Betlej. Four faces, four places. Workshops in constructing the self
DDB Corporate Profiles Warsaw, ul. Wybrzeże Gdyńskie

Artur Żmijewski, artist, author of films examining the social and philosophical aspects of disability, habits, opportunism, repression and evil, represented Poland at the 2005 Venice Biennial
Hidden
privat flat, ul. Dymińska


________WILANÓW

Lech Szymborski, architect, author of several contemporary neo-Modernist and Modernist buildings in Warsaw, co-architect of Świątynia Opatrzności (Temple of Providence) project, currently under construction
The Temple of Providence 1794-2006. On the realisation, construction and 200 year history of an unfinished Catholic patriotic temple in its building site
corner ul. Sobieskiego/ul. Klimczaka

 

________ŁOMIANKI

Zofia Kulik, artist, working with photography, collages, installations, in 1971-1987 together with Przemysław Kwiek as KwieKulik (KK) run the Studio for Art Activities, Documentation and Propagation, represented Poland at the 1997 Venice Biennial
My Home - My Observatory. On art and human archives.
privat house, Łomianki-Dąbrowa


Partner:

- TR Warszawa
- Büro Kopernikus German-Polish Cultural Projects
- Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation)

Projekt jest wspólfinansowany przez Instytut Adama Mickiewicza ze srodków Ministerstwa Kultury Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej w ramach Roku
Polsko-Niemieckiego 2005/2006