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Jury consisting of Ying Kwok, Piotr Bosacki i Grzegorz Kwiatkowski awarded prizes:   1. Place and money prize in amount of 5000 PLN funded by Mieczysław Struk Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship for Jana Shostak  film titled " I love you!"     Social morals change drastically through the ever-growing consumerism and mass-media culture. Thus, is love becoming a social product and the feeling itself becomes nothing more than a social construct? Or the opposite, the feeling of love is connected to the social control that is a symbolic communication code?   Jana Shostak was born in Grodno in the same year that Nelson Mandela received a Nobel Peace Prize. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Intermedia Department of Krakow’s Academy of Fine Arts. She is currently working towards her Master degree at the Media Art Department of Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts, in studio’s of prof.Mirosław Bałka and prof.Prot Jarnuszkiewicz. In 2016, she received Młode Wilki Grand Prix. In 2015, she set the Polish Guiness World Record. She has a certificate of being a volunteer for World Youth Days in 2016. In her work, she likes to hack into alien spaces. Among others, she has participated in exhibitions including Manifesta Art Biennale in Zurich; Sziget Festival, Budapest; Independent Art Fair, Stockholm; Pastificio Cerere, Rome; Manggha Kraków; Biennale Wro, Wrocław; Bank PKO, Warszawa; Zamek Cultural Centre, Poznań; NCAD, Dublin; Aesthetic&Bias, Jerusalem.   2. place and i money prize in amount of 4000 PLN for Mateusz Żegliński film titled "Pan Charon"     A creational documentary. This is a film portrait of Grzegorz, a gravedigger living in Wałbrzych, recording one day of his work. The film was created as a student’s short film study at the Department of Painting and New Media at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. It was awarded, among others, 2nd prize at the 11th IN OUT Festival 2017, 2nd prize at the 6th Anti-depressive Film Festival “Relanium” 2017 in Łódź, as well as a prize in the “Best Film” category at the 3rd Documentary Film Festival 2016 in Częstochowa.   Mateusz Żegliśńki is a graduate of the Art Academy of Szczecin in the field of Multimedia at the Faculty of Painting and New Media. He obtained the master's degree in art in 2016, and his diploma thesis was entitled "Visual identification of the film Return Way" (realized in the Studio of Visual Communication dr. hab. Waldemar Wojciechowski and dr Monika Zawadzki). An artistic annex was created for this diploma thesis, which was the documentary / feature film "Return Way" made in the Image Studio of dr. Zbigniew Rogalski.    The jury also granted honorable mentions to:   1. Amanda Machnik for the film "Blue sandwiches"     Blue Sandwiches is a short film shot on 16mm shot in a kitchen space. The film shows images mainly of sandwiches and the color blue.   Amanda Machnik is a recent graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. In 2015, she received a Fulbright grant to conduct film research in Warsaw, Poland, where she is currently based. The artist shoots on 16mm film, preferring to work with film cameras and a limited amount of footage as opposed to digital. Amanda’s work heavily relies on the relationship between text and image; she will often record her own voiceovers, which then correlate with the moving images. Most often the artist shoots to capture the nuances and subtleties of everyday life. These images in turn are then transformed when juxtaposed with a voiceover, thus asking viewers to see the work in new and evocative ways.   2. Assaf Gruber for the film "The Right"     A 73-year-old security guard from the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden writes a letter to the director of the Muzeum Sztuki of Łódź, requesting to volunteer as a security guard there. The fourth in a series of short films entitled “The Anonymity of the Night”, The Right is a fictional story framed by historical sentiments. The ostensible reason for the security guard’s wish for a transfer – apart from her personal history as a Polish-German refugee in the 1940s – is the Łódź museum’s collection of avant-garde pieces by the “a.r.” group (“revolutionary artists”, “real avant-garde”) from the 1930s, one of the most renowned leftist Polish avant-garde groups of the interwar period, which she values much more highly than the old masters in the Caravaggisti room in Dresden, where she is currently placed. Assaf Gruber (born 1980 in Jerusalem) is an artist and filmmaker who works and lives in Berlin. He studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris. Gruber won many awards and scholarships including the Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts (2015) and upon graduation in Paris he won the first prize of Les amis des beaux-arts de Paris. He then moved to Belgium to participate in the postgraduate program of the HISK (Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Ghent).  
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Announcment of the results of the competition and presentation of awarded works
Our jurors: Dara Friedman, Anna Królica and Marta Ziółek will select two works that will be awarded with the first and the second prize.
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  • Jury 2nd stage: Anna Królica
    Anna Królica is a curator, critic and historian of dance. Her books include Sztuka do odkrycia. Szkice o polskim tańcu (An art to discover. Essays on Polish dance) (Tarnów, 2011) and Pokolenie solo (The solo generation) (Krakow, 2013). She was the editor and curator of the album Nienasycone spojrzenie. Fotografia tańca (The insatiable gaze. Photographing dance) (Tarnów / Warsaw, 2017).
    Her most important curatorial projects include: Maszyna choreograficzna | Choreographic Machine (2013–16, Cricoteka), Z perspektywy żaby | A Frog’s Perspective (2015, Zamek Culture Centre) and Archiwum ciała | Archive of the Body (2013, Zamek Culture Centre). She sat on the Polish Dance Platform jury in 2008, 2012 and 2017 and chaired the Programme Council for Dance at the Institute of Music and Dance (2011–13). She lectured at the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Performative Arts Department of the Jagiellonian University. She currently lectures at the Dance and Media Art Institute of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Her texts were published in Dwutygodnik, Teatr and Didaskalia journals.
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  • Jury 1st stage: Krzysztof Kornacki
    Prof. Krzysztof Kornacki is a film expert specializing in the history of Polish cinematography and employee of the Culture and Art Department of the Polish Studies Institute at the University of Gdańsk. He is the author of Kino polskie wobec katolicyzmu 1945–1970 (Polish cinematography and Catholicism 1945–70 – book nominated for the Bolesław Michałek award) and “Popiół i diament” Andrzeja Wajdy (Andrzej Wajda’s Ashes and Diamonds –  2011“Pióro Fredry” Award for the Book of the Year). Kornacki also co-edited Poszukiwanie i degradowanie sacrum w kinie (Looking for and degrading the sacrum in cinematography) (2002) and Sacrum w kinie. Dekadę później (The sacrum in cinematography: a decade later) (2013). He co-founded the Loves of a Blonde Film Club at the University of Gdańsk and served as its first chairman; he also sits on the Editorial Board of the Panoptikum magazine on audio-visual culture.
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  • Jury 1st stage: Katarzyna Pastuszak
    Katarzyna Pastuszak (Ph.D/Poland) is a dancer, perfomer, academic, artistic director of Amareya Theatre (Gdansk, Poland); curator of Butoh Festival in Gdansk and Gdansk Dance Festival (2009-2014), honourable member of the Gdansk Culture Council (2009-2014), academic teacher at the Institute of Culture - Gdansk University. In 2015 received the prestigeous scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture “Młoda Polska” for the realisation of performance project “Kantor_Traces”; also in 2016-2015 she was nominated for prestigeous prize “Splendor Gedanensis”. In 2014 published her Ph.D dissertation entitled “Hijikata Tatsumi’s Ankoku butō – the theatre of the body-in-crisis”. Co-operated with such artists and groups as: Saburo Teshigawara, Waguri Yukio, Murobushi Ko, Kawamoto Yuko, Gekidan Kaitaisha, Peter Schumann – Bread & Puppet Theatre, Odin Teatret, Edivaldo Ernesto, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea and others. Presented her works at festivals in Poland and abroad: Tanzimpulse Festival (Salzburg), Redplexus Festival (Marseille), XV Alternative Theatre Meetings KLAMRA, SUKKOT Dance Festival in Adama Centre / Mitzpa Ramon (Israel), Festival of Asian Culture - MADE IN ASIA, Festival Streetwaves Gdańsk, Poland; International Festival “Sound Around Kaliningrad”, Russia; Redplexus Festival - Preavis de Desordre Urbain in Marseille, France; Shakespear Festival, Gdańsk, Poland; Villkvinneseminar Festival of Women Art, Mosjoen (Norway); TAGTAS Festival, Morishita Studio in Tokyo, Japan; Apart Festival, “Opening Doors III” festival organised by Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. Performance “Nomadic Woman” directed by Katarzyna Pastuszak together with Amareya Theatre & Guests was preformed at 11. International Dance and Theatre Festival in Theatre X Tokyo and also in Greenland National Theatre in Nuuk and Sisimiut Kulturhus. In 2016 "Kantor_Traces: COLLAGE" dir. by Pastuszak was chosen as "The Best OFF-OFF Performance" by Gazeta Świętojańska, in 2017 it won the II Audience Prize at Festiwal Klamra in Toruń. In 2017 "Nomadic Woman" dir. by Pastuszak was presented in Tokyo and Sapporo where 2 Ainu artists joined the presentations, broadening the cultural and political context of the piece - Tsugumi Matsudaira i Utae Ehara.
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  • Jury 2. st stage: Marta Ziolek
    MARTA ZIÓŁEK is a choreographer and performer. Before starting her studies in choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, she studied at the Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the University of Warsaw. In her work she focuses on expanding the field of practice in choreography and the study of new forms of expression and embodiment. She operates in the language of new technologies and pop culture, she is interested in new rituals and performance studies of identity.
    So far, she participated in workshops, projects, and co-worked with such choreographers and theoreticians as Bojana Cvejić, DD Dorvillier, Deborah Hay, Maria La Ribot, Trajal Harrell, Benoit Lachambre, Ann Liv Young, Xavier Le Roy..
    One of her first shows as a choreographer after graduation was "Black on Black" which was produced by Hetveem Theatre  in Amsterdam, co-produced by The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, STUK in Leuven, Studio Theatre in Warsaw and Komuna Warszawa in Warsaw. Komuna Warszawa has also produced her two latest works –“PIXO” and "Make Yourself".In the meantime she initiated project called “Pamela”  that had three editions to date: "Pamela at the Gallery" as part of the exhibition "Better Self" Zachęta – August 2017 and Is "It Pamela/Incarnations" (Łódź of Four Cultures Festival – September 2017), "A Seance with Pamela"( a part of: „PTV. Performans TV”, odcinek 3 Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art ).
    Ziółek thus far, among other places, showed her work in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Israel, The United States and Poland.
    In 2011, she received the Dance Web scholarships from the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. In 2012 she participated in the Springdance SPRING performing arts festival - Europe in Motion in Utrecht dedicated to young emerging choreographers. In 2013 she received a scholarship from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.
    Ziółek's main focus is exploring the boundaries between visual arts, performance art, film and choreography.In 2018 She created choreographic installation for Netflix’s Pavillion - “Altered Carbon” at Ehtos Gallery. In 2017 she collaborated with Sharon Lochart and created choreography for her film presented in the Polish Pavillion at the Venice Biennale.
    Ziółęk also cooperated in theatrical projects such as "Ewelina’s crying," directed by Anna Karasińska  and “Girls” ,"The Football Players" directed by Gosia Wdowik both at the TR theater in Warsaw. In addition, she participated in art shows such as "Let's Dance" in The Art Station Foundation gallery, "Frame Of Reference" in the Museum of Art in Lodz and in Warsaw's Sculpture Park under the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
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  • Jury 2nd stage: Dara Friedman
    Dara Friedman (b. 1968, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; lives in Miami) uses everyday sights and sounds as the raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. A former student of the famously rigorous Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka, Friedman engages tendencies in 20th-century experimental cinema that call for a radical reduction of the medium to its most essential material properties. In place of linear storylines, her films typically portray straightforward gestures and situations that unfold according to predetermined rules and guidelines.
    Yet for all of Friedman’s strenuous logic and discipline, her approach remains unabashedly sensual and emotive. Bearing rich imagery and a strong emphasis on bodily experience, her films generate moments of high-pitched, cathartic intensity as well as serene, even euphoric interludes. In recent years, Friedman has increasingly explored the charged boundaries between the public and private spheres, working with musicians, dancers, actors, and other individuals selected through casting calls and auditions. These experimental collaborations dovetail with the artist’s longstanding endeavor to use her work as a means of engendering empathy while pounding on the walls that separate viewer from subject, artist from audience, self from other.
    Dara Friedman studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, as well as at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, in London; University of Miami, School of Motion Pictures; and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Most recently (2017-18) she mounted a mid-career survey exhibition Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger at the Perez Art Museum Miami with a catalog raisonné distributed by Prestel. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at institutional venues including Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2014); Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2013);  Miami Art Museum (2012); Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina (2012); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); Public Art Fund, New York (2007); The Kitchen, New York (2005); Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland (2002); and SITE Santa Fe (2001). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions including Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2013);  MoMA PS 1, Long Island City, New York (2010); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2009 and 2002);  Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2002); and New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2002), among several others. Her work is included in institutional collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Institute for Contemporary Art, Miami; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Friedman is the recipient of the Rome Prize (2000).
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  • Jury stage: Wojciech Zamiara
    Wojciech Zamiara (born 1960 in Toruń) - Polish contemporary artist, interdisciplinary artist (creator of multimedia installations, performance and video art), educator. He studied at the State Higher School of Visual Arts in Gdańsk (current name of the university: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk), he obtained his diploma at the Graphics Studio of prof. Cyprian Kościelniak in 1986. He has been working at the Gdańsk University since 1986, currently holding the post of second degree adjunct. He leads the studio Introduction to Intermedia at the Department of Specialization and Specialization at the Faculty of Sculpture.
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Festival IN OUT
This year we introduced online application system!
12th IN OUT FESTIVAL 2018 dance/image
Experiments / Video / Documentaries / Animations
Since 2005, the In Out Festival has been regularly organized by the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art. This edition will include lectures, film screenings, concerts and an open international competition for the best video works, experiments, documentaries and animations.
This year, the competition will be centred on the subject of dance/image.
The competition comprises two stages: until 9 April 2018, jury of the 1st stage will pick 20 artists, whose works will be qualified to the 2nd stage of the competition and screened at Łaźnia CCA. The artists will be invited to take part in the Festival in Gdańsk.
1st award: PLN 5,000 funded by the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Mieczysław Struk
2nd award: PLN 4,000 funded by the ŁAŹNIA CCA
The jury will also award special mentions. 
The competition is aimed at visual and film artists aged 18 and over.
Film duration: over 1 minute, under 20 minutes
Production year: the work should not be older than 3 years
The deadline for applying online is 25 March 2018. Do not hesitate to take part!
Link to the online registration form:
Rules and regulations:
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