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art
as a path to
understanding

22-24.10.2020 Bydgoszcz

international
contemporary music
& visual arts festival

16

th
mózg
festival
22.10Thursday

Jakub Gliński

Jakub Gliński is a painter, performer and audio-visual artis. He is a total and radical artist. His inspiration and main field of interest is destruction, decay and civilisational waste. Gliński’s radical performance activity often leaves the audience in the state of deep shock. His paintings and installations are usually created intuitively and subconsciously and follow an abstract expressive aesthetic called “trash and terror”. He is also a creator of projects: Jesus Is A Noise Commander, Too Empty To Poo, Jakub Gliński & PURGIST, KURF, BOOM FOR GABBA, Cocaine Is Everything, Igenn Xew, Space Monkeys.

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Karolina Głusiec & Marcin Dymiter

"AO music for small electronic objects, beat, tape and voice".
emiter - music
Karolina głusiec - video
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Wojciech Zamiara

Wojciech Zamiara studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in the years 1981–1986. He is a full professor. He is a creator of video art in Poland. Zamiara realises spatial installations and performances, as well as practices scenography, graphic design for the publishing and film industries, animation, and video art. He participated in several hundred group and solo exhibitions. He had his works presented in important centres of contemporary art (i.a. Berlin, Kassel, Köln, Cologne, São Paulo, Tokyo, MOMA in New York, London, Strasbourg). Since 1986 together with Professor Witosław Czerwonka he has been promoting new media in the Academy, giving classes in Basics of Artistic Design. He is a rebellious artist, always going against the grain…

QUANTUM NOIZE

Mia Zabelka is an Austrian violinist, vocalist and composer. She is at the forefront of international electro-acoustic performance art. She developed her unique musical language in a process she calls “automatic playing”, where the music grows out of her body and gestures and finds its expression in her electric violin with electronic devices, alien objects, vocals, and/or acoustic violin. Using this setup she is given the opportunity to expand the sound range so extensively that the violin itself becomes an interface, an electronic sound generator and thus a sound machine. Her previous collaborators include Elliott Sharp, Dälek, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Robin Rimbaud, Electric Indigo, John Russell, Maggie Nicols and Lydia Lunch. She has given concerts and performances at many Festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia. Numerous CD, vinyl and video. She received highly regarded prizes (3- time winner of the Prix Ars Electronica) and awards. She was a guest of the DAAD’s (German Academic Exchange Service’s) international artists’ programme in Berlin and the Fulbright Commission in New York. Recently Mia Zabelka was awarded The Akademia Music Award 2018 for her composition “For Pauline Oliveros”, commissioned by Steirischer Herbst/ Musikprotokoll and Austrian Cultural Forum New York. Mia Zabelka is currently the artistic director of Phonofemme Festival Vienna and Klanghaus Untergreith in the region of South Styria.
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Karolina Głusiec

Karolina Głusiec is a visual artist born in Lublin in 1986. She works within the field of animated film with a focus on music, memory, perspectives. She is the author of video clips for independent creators of music from all over the world. She is a lecturer in the field of animated film and drawing, ways of seeing, looking and perceiving. She is currently working on a proposition of a doctor’s thesis in the latter. She is the winner of Ann Arbor Festival, Vienna Independent Shorts Festival for her film “Velocity”, which was presented on the most important film festivals in Europe and USA. In 2012 “Velocity” received the Jerwood Drawing Prize - the most important and prestigious award in the field of drawing in Great Britain. As a creator of animation/graphic identification and lecturer Karolina Głusiec has worked among others for The Guardian, Azedine Alaia, Stara Rzeka, JAAA!, Royal College of Art, MÓZG Foundation, Dom Słów, California Institute of the Arts, University of Arts London, Magdalen College Oxford, Kettle’s Yard Cambridge, TURF’s Projects Gallery, London Sinfonietta, King’s Place London or Latarnia Records. Over the last decade, she has been actively supporting local artistic initiatives and independent local creators in the field of education through art and availability of art for anyone interested regardless of their level of exclusion or lack of resources by organising mostly self-funded drawing and animated film workshops in London, Poland as well as Canada and USA. Her chosen works were presented during exhibition in Galeria Entropia in Wrocław, PEER Gallery in London, National Gallery in Washington and in Dzyndra Museum in Lviv, Galeria EL in Elbląg, Mediations Biennale in Poznań and BWA Drewniana.


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WIDMA

WIDMA - TJ Głupiec / TJ Copy Corpo

https://radiokapital.pl/shows/widma 

https://www.facebook.com/widmamix 

https://www.instagram.com/widmawidma

A two person collective of initiatives, an audio-visual duo, eclectic tape and vinyl jockeys and co-creators of Radio Kapitał, where they host a few programs (WIDMA, Tapes Matter or Świeżynka). In their tape and vinyl sets you can hear sounds that were found and those that came by themselves, news that have not gotten a chance to resonate fully and echoes of forgotten music straight from 4-track tape recorders. We invite you where you haven’t been for a long time, on a winding path without signposts, without beginning and end.


Audio > https://www.mixcloud.com/radiokapital/radio-kapitał-widma-01-live-from-ladomek

23.10Friday

Julia Kul

Julia Kul is a visual artist. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (2010). In 2010 she received the Fulbright scholarship. She received the title of Masters of Fine Arts from Parsons the New School in New York (2012). In the years 2013-2014 she was a resident at the Academy Jan Van Eyck in Maastricht. In 2017 she graduated from Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, where she studied at the department of Media Design and Communication. At the moment she is preparing a doctorate at the Artistic University in Poznań. Her works were presented in Poland (CSW Łaźnia, IS Wyspa, Triennale Młodych in Orońsko), the Netherlands (JVE, Hedah Contemporary Art Space), Turkey (Sabanci Museum), Italy (Fotografia Europea 2012 ) and USA (Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair 2012, LandMarks Video 2013, Postmasters Gallery).

Olka Kanoniak

As far as possible, she is independent and absent since she is in the process. She is an intermedia visual creator and cook. The centre of her interest is intermedia art and its relations as well as recording dusty past. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, where she studied art mediation. Currently, she is studying intermedia at the Academy of Fine Art in Gdańsk.

Jakub Gliński

Jakub Gliński is a painter, performer and audio-visual artis. He is a total and radical artist. His inspiration and main field of interest is destruction, decay and civilisational waste. Gliński’s radical performance activity often leaves the audience in the state of deep shock. His paintings and installations are usually created intuitively and subconsciously and follow an abstract expressive aesthetic called “trash and terror”. He is also a creator of projects: Jesus Is A Noise Commander, Too Empty To Poo, Jakub Gliński & PURGIST, KURF, BOOM FOR GABBA, Cocaine Is Everything, Igenn Xew, Space Monkeys.

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Ekke Västrik + Raul Keller

Ekke Västrik has studied and worked in the fields of sound design for film, electroacoustic composition, and field recording. He merges all these varied disciplines together into modular synth based free improvised performances.

Raul Keller is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on free improvisation and site-specific practices
in the field of experimental visual and sonic arts. Since 2000, he has worked with group
improvisation, radiophonic and sound art as founder of Project Unison, LokaalRaadio, Post Horn
and as a solo artist moondur. Current instruments include modular synthesizers, brass
percussion and unintelligible text.
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Punkt Nihu (T. Kerikmäe + T. Parker + R.Jakapi)

Taavi Kerikm√§e is a musician working in the field of free improvisation, experimental music and contemporary music. He is a co-curator of Improtest concert series and label Improtest. He has collaborated with several free improvisers such as: Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Michel Doneda, Jacques DiDonato, Le Quan Ninh, Mart Soo, Isabelle Duthoit, Eric Echampard, Jean-Marc Montera, European Improvisers Orchestra and many others. He has performed on numerous contemporary music festivals, working with such composers as Pierre Boulez, Kaija Saariaho, Tristan Murail, Toshio Hosokawa, Vinko Globokar, Ivan Fedele, F.-B. M√¢che, Alessandro Solbiatti, Helena Tulve and many others. In concert, Taavi is performing with piano, theremin, various keyboards, different live electronics and custom made electronic instruments. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IewBYpFuzNo 

Theodore Parker is an improvising guitarist and electro-acoustic musician. Born in the United States he currently works and resides in Tallinn, Estonia where he teaches, performs, researches and lectures on the topic of free improvisation. His first solo album debut, ReSounding, occured in 2019 on Improtest Records. He has collaborated in projects involving dancers and sound artist and currently performs with the Electronic Music Ansambel (EMA), Estonias first live electronic ensemble. 
https://theodoreparker.bandcamp.com/album/resounding 

Roomet Jakapi is an avant-garde vocalist and improviser. He has performed with Rieko Okuda, Guilherme Rodrigues, Emilio Gordoa, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, Chris Pitsiokos, Fred Frith, Jerzy Mazzoll, Sławek Janicki and many others. He is a founding member of the experimental bands Kreatiivmootor and Punkt Nihu.

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Qba Janicki & Marek Pospieszalski

Under their Malediwy moniker the duo Marek Pospieszalski and Qba Janicki graced Tricity’s Coastline Northern Cuts with the new album “Dolce Tsunami”. Unlike their debut album, which was a recording of their concert at Mózg in Bydgoszcz, “Dolce Tsunami” is a studio-recorded collage of sounds which, for the most part, cuts ties from the usual free jazz and the loosely interpreted African music vibes, and instead embraces techniques and structural mindset typical for the soundart scene. The shift partially stems from duo’s new focal point, which is amplification of acoustic instruments through piezoelectric transducers as well as guitar amps, but also from the whole process of meticulous tinkering with feedback looping, which gives this stylistically diverse sound material its warm, analog and resonating ambience.
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Jakub Glinski b2b Daisy Cutter

Jakub Gliński

https://radiokapital.pl/people/jakub-glinski
www.instagram.com/jakub.glinski
www.facebook.com/jakubglinskipainting

Enfant terrible of young Polish art. He is a total and radical artist. His inspiration and main field of interest is destruction, decay and civilisational waste. Gliński’s radical performance activity often leaves the audience in the state of deep shock. His paintings and installations are usually created intuitively and subconsciously and follow an abstract expressive aesthetic called “trash and terror”. His works are exhibited by progressive art galleries in the whole country. He is also a creator of projects: Jesus Is A Noise Commander, Too Empty To Poo, Jakub Gliński & PURGIST, KURF, BOOM FOR GABBA, Cocaine Is Everything, Igenn Xew, Space Monkeys.

Audio: https://www.mixcloud.com/radiokapital/radio-kapitał-przestać-jęczeć-przysnąć-i-umrzeć-3-jakub-gliński



daisy cutter (Tosia Ulatowska)

https://radiokapital.pl/people/daisy-cutter-tosia-ulatowska
https://soundcloud.com/ddaisycutter
https://www.instagram.com/utosia

She is an art historian, curator, DJ, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She is a member of FLAUTA collective that organises charity events, from which the profits are devoted to supporting people with immigration experiences. She is the co-creator and co-ordinator of Radio Kapitał - the first social radio in Poland.

Audio: https://soundcloud.com/halopopierdol/halopopierdol-podcast-08-daisy-cutter

24.10Saturday

Anna Przybylska

About me:

By intended accident I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and maybe I could have told something interesting there if it wasn’t for the fact that I get bored fast

and I’m just starting to gain self-confidence just now.

I’m a comic maker as per my dreams and after hours I save parents from their children. I’m a bit crazy about Slavic culture and film music.
(you can find me on Instagram under @mikado22, the same for artstation - auto advertising)

About my work:

The funniest and the most annoying are people.

That is why it’s interesting to observe behaviours stemming from culture that are repeated in upbringing that later translate into

the physical state of the main character of one’s life. Some cope with it better, others worse - nevertheless everyone hears

similar lines or use them themselves.


Mart Soo + Taavi Kerikmäe

Improtest (Estonia)


Mart Soo is an Estonian guitarist, improviser and educator. He has appeared on over 50 records and is co-curator of the Estonian free improvisation concert series IMPROTEST, which was found in 2005. He has collaborated with several known artists such as: Jacques Di Donato, Xavier Charles, Isabelle Duthoit, Paul Lovens, Chris Cutler, Markus Reuter, Jan Bang, Fred Frith and Toyah Wilcox. 


https://roometjakapi-martsoo.bandcamp.com/releases

https://newfocusrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/diary-of-a-left-handed-sleepwalker


Theodore Parker is an improvising guitarist and electro-acoustic musician. Born in the United States he currently works and resides in Tallinn, Estonia where he teaches, performs, researches and lectures on the topic of free improvisation. His first solo album debut, ReSounding, occured in 2019 on Improtest Records. He has collaborated in projects involving dancers and sound artist and currently performs with the Electronic Music Ansambel (EMA), Estonias first live electronic ensemble.


https://theodoreparker.bandcamp.com/album/resounding


Ekke Västrik has studied and worked in the fields of sound design for film, electroacoustic composition, and field recording. He merges all these varied disciplines together into modular synth based free improvised performances. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96dYShYyoA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khhqwu4KhoI

https://www.youtube.com/user/0ekkeekke0/videos?view_as=subscriber


Roomet Jakapi is an avant-garde vocalist and improviser. He has performed with Rieko Okuda, Guilherme Rodrigues, Emilio Gordoa, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, Chris Pitsiokos, Fred Frith, Jerzy Mazzoll, Sławek Janicki and many others. He is a founding member of the experimental bands Kreatiivmootor and Punkt Nihu.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFztl9MkYuA

https://jakapi-praestholm-soo.bandcamp.com/album/beek


Taavi Kerikmäe is a musician working in the field of free improvisation, experimental music and contemporary music. He is a co-curator of Improtest concert series and label Improtest. He has collaborated with several free improvisers such as: Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Michel Doneda, Jacques DiDonato, Le Quan Ninh, Mart Soo, Isabelle Duthoit, Eric Echampard, Jean-Marc Montera,  European Improvisers Orchestra and many others. 

He has performed on numerous contemporary music festivals, working with such  composers as Pierre Boulez, Kaija Saariaho, Tristan Murail, Toshio Hosokawa, Vinko Globokar, Ivan Fedele,  F.-B. Mâche, Alessandro Solbiatti, Helena Tulve and many others. In concert, Taavi is performing with piano, theremin, various keyboards, different live electronics and custom made electronic instruments. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IewBYpFuzNo


Raul Keller is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on free improvisation and site-specific practices in the field of experimental visual and sonic arts. Since 2000, he has worked with group improvisation, radiophonic and sound art as founder of Project Unison, LokaalRaadio, Post Horn and as a solo artist moondur. Current instruments include modular synthesizers, brass percussion and unintelligible text.


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The whole Improtest group

Improtest (Estonia)
Mart Soo - Estonian guitarist, improviser and educator.
Theodore Parker - improvising guitarist and electro-acoustic musician.
Ekke Västrik - has studied and worked in the fields of sound design for film, electroacoustic composition, and field recording.
Roomet Jakapi - avant-garde vocalist and improviser.
Taavi Kerikmäe - musician working in the field of free improvisation, experimental music and contemporary music.
Raul Keller - interdisciplinary artist focusing on free improvisation and site-specific practices in the field of experimental visual and sonic arts.

Julek Płoski LIVE + Visuals Vj Copy Corpo

Julek Ploski
https://www.facebook.com/ploskipremium
https://julekploski.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/fllat 
once you become a master dj hero you have to move forward and do something more. you live too close to Tesco so you devote an album to it and BAS releases it. then you move to Warsaw, where someone likes your album, you play some concerts here, you play some concerts there, you record a second album, which you release with Gin&Platonic, you make a radio play, a second radio play, you start ?￰ンモᄉ?￰ンモᄊ?￰ンモᄒ?.?￰ンメᄊ?￰ンムメ? to release cool music, you take kickboxing classes bum bum and you finally go to sleep and and then you wake up and go to sleep and you do kickboxing bumbum.
Audio > https://julekploski.bandcamp.com/album/pie
https://xxxglamourxxx.bandcamp.com/track/serious-sam-2-i-moj-tata-dzwoni 

TJ / VJ Copy Corpo (Darek Pietraszewski)
https://radiokapital.pl/people/copy-corpo 
https://www.facebook.com/copycorpo
https://bit.ly/2Vzi1e8
VJ, tape jockey, promotor of tape culture and independent music. He co-leads a series of concerts V/A - Various Artist, a collective of initiatives WIDMA and a tape audio/video label Pointless Geometry and Radio Kapitał - the first social radio channel in Poland. He plays not very normative tape sets at the border of plunderphonics, radio plays and mixtapes as well as classic mixes that present contemporary tape labels. As VJ Copy Corpo he creates visuals based on feedback from analogu mixers and video materials from VHS tapes. In his duet with FOQL he presented his visuals on festivals such as Braille Satellite, Dym, Sanatorium Dźwięku, Nadmiar, Mózg Festival, Fonomo Music & Film Festival, Rhizom, Atom or Hamselyt. He also makes graphics for posters and tape releases covers.
Audio > https://soundcloud.com/foql/interferencje-w-foql-s01e11-special-guest-copy-corpo
Video > https://youtu.be/OVXGyXtLHjw
https://youtu.be/FXPHEFoJvjs



Bartek Zaskórski / Mchy i Porosty

Mchy i porosty (Bartosz Zaskórski)

https://www.instagram.com/bartoszzaskorski
https://soundcloud.com/bartosz_zaskorski

He comes from Żytno. He draws, records radio plays, creates objects that refer to horror films from the 80’s. As a musician he is active under the moniker Mchy i porosty. Generally, he plays sad dance music. As Mchy i porosty he released in Recognition Records, Brutaż, Transatlantyk, Kikimora Tapes or Pointless Geometry. His pieces appeared on mixes by The Black Lodge and Syntetyk. His radio plays were released on tapes by BDTA: "Wsie" (2015) and “I wtedy okazało się, że umarłem” (2016). His latest album will be released by NOT NOT FUN.
Audio: https://porosty.bandcamp.com/album/piss-on-the-world
http://pointless-geometry.bandcamp.com/album/mchy-i-porosty-bardzo-ciep-e-lato
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y9CscVZ2EQ

Filip Lech DJ set

Filip Lech

https://radiokapital.pl/people/filip-lech
https://www.mixcloud.com/filip-lech
https://soundcloud.com/fl23

A DJ and a publisher (DUNNO Recrodings), a journalist. His sets can be heard, among other places on Warsaw’s Radio Kapitał, on French LYL Radio and international Boier Room. He co-created music for Alex Baczyński-Jenkin’s exhibition "Nim zakwitnie tysiąc róż (z Warszawą w tle)" [“Before a thousand roses blossom (with Warsaw in the background)”] in Foksal Gallery (with Lubomir Grzelak) and for opera "Arcytrudno dojechać na Bródno" (“Superhard to get to Bródno”) directed by Cezary Tomaszewski (with Tomasz Kowalski). He takes care of two cats. He is a music critic (music editor at Culture.pl, earlier involved with "Glissand" and other titles).

Audio: https://www.mixcloud.com/radiokapital/radio-kapitał-happy-halloween-9-w-filip-lech-deejay-phatrax-2019-09-19

About festival

International Festival of Contemporary Music and Visual Arts „Mózg Festival” is an encounter of artists who work and create in all areas of contemporary music as well as performance art and multimedia installations where music plays an important part.

Artists who participate in the festival come from all around the world. This reflects the multicultural principle of Mózg Festival and enables the audience to experience and understand different aspects of various cultures.

The festival presents the newest performance techniques and interdisciplinary combinations that relate to and honour tradition.

Among the invited artists there are outstanding characters from the artistic world as well as young artists, whose hitherto activity manifests uniqueness. We feel that an indispensable part of the festival is the participation of local artists who meet the above-mentioned expectations. All artistic activity is treated as means leading to deeper understanding of the surrounding reality and changes that occur in the world.

This year festival is held under a motto “Arts as a path to understanding”.

We believe that art, especially contemporary, is a tool that helps unlock hidden capabilites to understand everything that surrounds us. In other words, we think that art is not an objective in itself but a means to achieve certain goals and as such it plays an important social role. We assume that experiencing contemporary art that is often created during an artist’s performance allows anyone, who participates in the act of creation, both the audience and and creator, to expand their ability to think independently, which in turn consequently leads to the deeper understanding of self, people around and occurring situations.

The festival is multicultural as we believe that awareness of cultural difference and acceptance of these differences lies at the foundation of international understanding. An individual that experiences contemporary art on a daily basis and is equipped with knowledge about cultural differences that occur within the surrounding community and has a chance to live consciously among others, as a member of a developing multicultural civil society that is able to make decisions regarding themselves and fellow members of the community. Such person is rid of fears and full of understanding towards the needs of other people.
S.J.

Bilety

You can attend all festival events upon presentation of an invitation. Here you can

Obtain the free invitation.
or send via email pr@mozg.art.pl. Received invitation should be presented entering the festival.

Organizatorzy i partnerzy