Diffusion of the Scenes
A meeting as a part of the series: Artist as an urban being: occurence, habits and policy
The evening was devoted to artistic, musical and countercultural scenes in their multiple iterations, presented from the perspective of direct participants.
Scenes always have a particular vibe, a specific taste – be it punk scene in Warsaw of the 1970s and 1980s, electronic and new media scene from Berlin of the 2000s or club scene in Krakow of the 1990s. Regardless of the local variants, these scenes diffuse, cheekily ignoring disciplinary barriers between art genres or ways of expression.
The scenes are personal and aesthetical melting pots, in which imaginations and sensitivities intertwine, novel idioms emerge and new methods of creation, thinking or living crystallize. This type of creative unrest can be a little confusing for researchers, therefore scenes have been subjected to academic analysis rather sporadically. If so, such studies are unable to reflect the specificity of their objects.
That is why we are not interested in academic analysis, but we would not like to delve into heroic remembrances of the splendour past either. In the episodes to come, we will rather be addressing similarities and dissimilarities between various space-time continuums, styles and milieus.