It takes more than eyes to be enthralled

Performance actions

  • It takes more than eyes to be enthralled


On 12 and 22 October, as part of WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION festival, a series of performance actions prepared by artists related to the independent culture movement of the 1980s will be presented.

In connection with the "Self-organization" exhibition, the artists who participated in exhibitions organized between 1984 and 1993 at Jan Rylke's flat in Ursynów district will reinterpret their past acts.

They will discuss topics of interest and set about polemics with categories and phenomena central to art description.


Join us on 22 October 2014 to watch the following:
Andrzej Bieńkowski – a screening of archival ethnographic films from the 1980s
Grzegorz Rogala and Joanna Krzysztoń – „I-Us” (performance)

Andrzej Bieńkowski (born 1946) - graduate of the Faculty of Painting (Prof. Jan Cybis atelier) and the Faculty of Graphics. Since 1980 he has worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Design of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts; since 1995 a professor and a head of the painting and drawing workshop. In 1980 he began an ethnographic research – a project entitled Music Discovered. He is interested in the countryside with its problems and, most of all, its music, history and status of musicians – village artists. He looks for instruments, renovates them and reconstructs old village bands. In 2012 he founded a Music Discovered foundation that deals with arranging, digitalizing and making the ethnographic archive available to the public.

Grzegorz Rogala (born 1956) - graduate of the Faculty of Cinematography of the Lodz Film School. Since 1988 he has run “Studio Rogala” that deals with film production and postproduction. He completed or participated in the realization of about 800 film and advertising projects. In 1996 he was honoured with a prize for computer animation at Crackfilm festival in Krakow. For 7 years now he has been actively involved in film, photography and interactive art. Since 2007, together with Józek Piwkowski, he has run a 2b+r gallery in Warsaw. Since 2010 he has worked as a head of the multimedia techniques workshop at the Warsaw School of Information Technology.

Joanna Krzysztoń – graduate of the Faculty of Painting of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (Prof. J. Tarasin atelier).In the years 1978-1981 a member of the „Movement Academy.” Since 1995 she has collaborated with interior design magazines as a stylist. In 2007 she received a scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. She works as a co-manager of the 2b+r gallery at Bukowińska 22 in Warsaw. She is active in the field of painting and its multimedia forms. Since 2011 she has held paining classes at the Warsaw School of Information Technology.

See also:

Other archival events from that cycle:

20:00 Film screening Shades of RedA film programme Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Session Disobedient ObjectsA meeting as a part of the series: Artist as an urban being: occurence, habits and policy Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
21:00 Excursion Nightlife’s Archives. A WalkCity of Artists by night Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
15:00 Excursion Help, the Artists Are Coming!How is Praga today? Academia Theatre
ul. 11 Listopada 22, Warsaw
11:00 Meeting An Open House – Maria Anto’s AtelierA meeting with Zuzanna Janin Maria Antos's Open House
ul. Karpińskiego 12, Warsaw
12:00 Excursion By Conferral and by YieldA walk through artists' workshops Krzysztof M. Bednarski's workshop
ul. Nowowiejska 28, Warsaw
13:00 Workshops Undercover: Mission ArtWorkshop for families Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?A meeting with Freunde von Freunden Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening MinoTAur Cinema „A Page of Madness” ("Kurutta ippêji"), dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa Workshops at Inżynierska Street
ul. Inżynierska 3, Warsaw