Premiere of VHS / Pointless Geometry Cassettes – Bartosz Zaskórski – Wsie
VHS PREMIERE / POINTLESS GEOMETRY
An audio-visual instalation in Sokołowsko during the Sanatorium Dźwięku 2017 festival 19- 20.08.2017
During the two days of Sanatorium Dźwięku Festival we will make an attempt to transport Bartosz Zaskórski’s audio-visual imaginary field research into everyday life of Sokołowsko. In a few more or less obvious places of the town’s topography you will be able to encounter TV sets with randomly selected VHS projections of the Villages. We hope that this additional change of context will allow the viewer to delve into the absurdity of the “lands” created by Zaskórski, and deepen the feeling of isolation of the Villages (Sokołowsko included) from the real world.
BARTOSZ ZASKÓRSKI – VILLAGES
A made-up research on the made-up villages conducted using made-up and undefined methodology. The word „village” is here a tentative (in terms of possible associations connected with the word) starting point: the village turns out to be an isolated realm, studied by an invisible researcher, whose reality is defined by the inhabitants’ fixations. Project done in the Laboratory for Literature Interpretation of Grzegorz Hańderek, PhD., in 2014-2015. The films were displayed at Mlode Wilki 2014 festival and at the following exhibitions: Zmyślenie (CSW Kronika, Bytom), Mocne stąpanie po ziemi (BWA Katowice, BWA Tarnow, 2015) and Co ukryte (State Art Gallery, Sopot, 2015).
Text – Bartosz Zaskórski
Voice – Konrad Materek
Sound – Bartosz Zaskórski (Villages 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 10 ) Bartosz Zaskórski i Konrad Materek (Villages 3, 5, 6, 7 ) Production 2015-2017, audio recording 2015
Projekt okładki i skład: Bartosz Zaskórski
Limited edition of 30 copies / C30 cassette VHS POINTLESS GEOMETRY 2017 / POINT #20
Born in 1987, inhabitant of small polish village Żytno and a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. He specializes in narrative drawing, narrative audio plays writing and recording, music album cover art, book design, as well as audio installations. He is the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków PhD student in Dariusz Vasina and Jakub Woynarowicz workshop. As a musician he performs as Mchy i Porosty („Mosses and Lichens”), playing quirky, melancholic danceable music. Recently his first vinyl record was released by Brutaż label. The record tells the story of a black beach. Selected exhibitions and awards: Grand Prix Młode Wilki, the Academy of Arts in Szczecin, 2015, Individual exhibition „The story of a pipe and other love stories”, CSW Chronicle, Bytom, 2016, Individual exhibition „And then it turned out that I died”, CSW Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa, 2016, Joint exhibition „Snakes, daggers and rose petals”, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, 2016, First award of Przypływ competition, Art Main Station, Wrocław, 2016, Joint exhibition „Late Polishness. Forms of national identity after 1989”, CSW Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa, 2017
http://bartoszzaskorski.blogspot.com https://soundcloud.com/bartosz_zaskorski https://www.facebook.com/zbaskorski/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeh-vkd-w8U
Small, independent audio / video label based in Warsaw, Poland, dedicated to improvisation, experimental and electronic music, run by Darek Pietraszewski and Katarzyna Królikowska. Short series are available on tapes and VHS cassettes.
http://www.pointless-geometry.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pointless.geometry.label https://soundcloud.com/pointless-geometry https://vimeo.com/pointlessgeometry https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_4qMvOTQZYEhtvtYBcZdmA