The four best projects will be shown during the festival:
COMPETITION EXHIBITION IN FRAME OF DIGITAL_IA 15 FESTIVAL
The digital_ia festival for the last seven years has presented artistic activities which in a particular way refer to production, post-production and distribution of the works of art in the case of which media tools constitute the main aspect of production. This year we are expecting works which will represent different artistic strategies and different media: from the video, through multi-media installations, interactive installations, performance, network projects (net art), up to multi-media concert projects, live cinema, mapping and the activities in the urban space, etc.
_Piotr Zawojski_an artistic director of the Festival, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Faculty of Film Studies and Media Knowledge at the University of Silesia in Katowice and a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. The author of many books and a few dozen of research theses. The artistic director of the digital_ia festival. A member of Polish Cultural Society, the International Association for Aesthetics, Polish Aesthetic Society and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Since 1999 he has been in charge of editing the section of Film and Media in the quarterly journal “Opcje”.
_Regina Tetens_graduate of the University of Arts in Berlin and the curator of the Main Exhibition entitled “Re_Manufact”. In 2014 she was the Artistic Director of the Photography Playground in Cologne and Vienna, now currently working as an artistic project manager at ART +COM Studios. Besides her curatorial experience she was and is producing art exhibition, among others, in a gallery in Berlin, at Exit Art in New York, at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and for the Berlin Biennale.
_Bernhard Draz_has been working since 1993 as a visual artist, independent curator, freelance art theorist and cultural manager. In 2000 he took part at the “Arti Visive 3/L‘Occhio in Ascolto” biennial in Genoa, and was displayed in the Villa Manin di Passeriano. From 2001 to 20002 he was project director and artist for the
exhibition series “FRAKTALE”, and from 2003 to 2010 he developed numerous art works at construction projects in southern Germany. In 1997 he founded the art and studio house MEINBLAU. Beside that he is a lecturer for the research studies course “Curating” at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
MEINBLAU project room_is discourse-oriented and interdisciplinary exhibition space. It serves as a forum for artistic self-organization, and basically aims at creating an aesthetic dialogue between the objects
on display and the specific architectural situation.
_Gisle Frøysland_a musician, VJ and visual artist. He is a founding member of BEK - the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art and initiator/director of the Piksel festival. His work has been presented at several international festivals like Electrohype, Dissonanze, Transmediale, Borealis, Ultima, MakeArt, Pixelache, Mal au Pixel and Electropixel. His past collaborators include KKNull, Emi Maeda, VuNhatTan, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug, BAKtruppen and Motherboard.
_Ked Olszewski_ a graduate of the Faculty of Multi-Media Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and the Faculty of Cinematography at the Film School in Łódź. The curator of the 13 Muz City Art Gallery. A visual artist, a creator of photo installations and the creator of culture. A multiple laureate of artistic grants of the City of Szczecin, of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and of the Łódź Film School. He also received the Artistic Prize of the City of Szczecin for 2009. An initiator and the artistic director of the inSPIRACJE Visual Arts Festival. An associate professor in charge of the Department of Photography at the Faculty of Painting and New Media of the Academy of Arts in Szczecin. He has participated in a number of individual exhibitions.
photo: 13muzs Archive / Justyna Orłowska, Remix , 2014, performance
photo: 13muzs Archive / Katarzyna Koba, Augmented Vision, installation