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Wojciech Zamiara & Slawek Janicki


25.11.2009 wednesday, 20:00, Mózg

Wojciech Zamiara

Born in Toruń in 1960.
Raised in Bydgoszcz.
In years 1981-86 he studied project graphics.
Since 1986 Witosław Czerwonka?s assistant in Laboratory of Basics of Art Projecting and since 1990 in Intermedial Laboratory of ASP in Gdańsk. Since 2003 at Intermedia section at Sculpture Department.
Since the beginning he cooperates with Brain ? sometimes he programmes it.
He realises space installations, sometimes performance.
He realizes scenoghraphy, publishing and screen graphics, animations and video.
Few hundred of exhibitions, performances and presentations.

Slawek Janicki

He started his activities in the beginning of the 80s, playing in many bands that often had only one live performance.
Later, he became a member of Henryk Brodaty, a band that was well known in the independent circles. It performed mainly in community centres. In 1992, Slawek Janicki was collaborating in the creation of Trytony, the first in Bydgoszcz and one of the first independently operated art club in Poland. With that club, associated is a music trio called, ?Trytony? that in 1992 released its first record ?Tance Bydgoskie? (Bydgoszcz Dances).

In 1994, Slawek Janicki with Jacek Majewski opened the Factory of Sculptures Talking to Each Other, ?Mózg? (The Brain), a club or venue that in 15 years of its operation became known around the world as a place that promotes contemporary art, especially contemporary music. In ?Mózg?, Slawek Janicki collaborated in the formation of such bands as Mazoll&Arhythmic Perfection, Arhythmic Brain and Pieces of Brain that released unique records and performed in many European countries. He was working with many artists who over the time performed in ?Mózg? such as Kazik Staszewski, Jon Dobie, Karoline Crabel, Wojciech Zamiara, Grzegorz Pleszynski and many others. In 1999, he started playing with Zdzislaw Piernik, a world famous tuba player. They performed in Poland, Netherlands, Germany and Hungary, and produced a film from a live performance in ?Mózg? that was later broadcasted by TV Kultura, Poland.