Michal Brzezinski
Since 2009
michal@brzezinski.net
Works in United States of America

PORTFOLIO (5)
BIO
Michał Brzeziński - Artist combining software-video activities with biological material systems, futurologist of culture. His roots of the artistic activitiy have ground in music subcultures and video art. His wide, theory based, artistic and curatorial activity had animated theoretical discourse touching video-identity problem in the years 2000 to 2010 in Poland. Curator working with galleries such as the Museum of Art in Łódź, Center for Contemporary Art Łaźnia in Gdańsk, and Contemporary Art Center Bunkier Sztuki in Kraków. Referring to the conceptual art and mediated experience of recent art transforms art itself and englobe into video art, formulated the strategy describes this process as Fake Art, arising from the antimaterialistic theory of art as communication.
Discussions (26) Opportunities (23) Events (11) Jobs (0)
OPPORTUNITY

VIDEO ART COOPERATIVE


Deadline:
Fri Jul 09, 2010 00:00

we are the community of the curators and we are looking for the other international independent curators and institutional partners to form the project and apply for a grant(s) and exchange the opportunities.

http://videoart.mixxt.com/

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OPPORTUNITY

GALERIA NT


Deadline:
Wed Jul 07, 2010 00:00

Location:
Poland

http://postvideoart.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/call-for-proposals-galeria-nt/

GALERIA NT is public funded, not-commercial institution in Poland
Before you ask please check the address: http://galeria-nt.pl

We are waiting for proposals for NEW TECHNOLOGY ART exhibitions.
please prepare PDF with your proposal including draft of budget plan
[each email up to 2 mb] and send it to address:
rhizome@galeria-nt.pl
Please one proposition in one email.

We are waiting for proposals for VIDEO ART screenings.
We will negociate the fee for the screenings individualy after delivery.

Please send the DVD’s and include also short description of the project, each work, and each of artists (the best with statement). It will really help us if you will send all your details that we will need to prepare your future contracts, and your fee proposition.

Send it for the address:

GALERIA NT - Michal Brzezinski
ul. R. Traugutta 18,
90-113 Lodz, Poland

All proposals can include also solo projects, as curatorial, multi artists.

There are no restrictions. The best proposition will be taken as part of the official program for the 2011, or we will ask also about screenings in 2010.


DISCUSSION

Art as Platform of Discourse


http://postvideoart.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/art-and-information/

Art and Information

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Art as Platform of Discourse

In the world of today not only new artistic qualities (pieces of information) are produced. Thanks to digital recording we can preserve them in an unchanged form and make them available to the general public (so far for free, and we have to fight for it, but not necessarily allowing breaking copyrights). Today, everything which consisted ephemerality of the old world of rarities: vinyl records, photocopied poetry volumes, unique vhs recordings, books offering cheap enlightenment, music and videos, so elusive and tempting, everything landed in realms such us youtube.com, vimeo.com, in countless different chomik.pl, or in computers joined in p2p networks. Private information became available to the general public and lost its intimate character. The process has been ongoing so far. Cameras monitoring streets, car parks, chops, malls, staircases or registers of entries to offices and houses - these are only temporarily separate cyberspace fields. Sooner or later they will be joined or their users will want to integrate them into one network, which we will ask what to eat for breakfast in the morning. The archives of present-day intelligence services can answer that question even today. In such world the art cannot be just interactive and remain only a commodity. Art has become a continuous feedback, fluctuation of data, creation of living structure or organism, constructing a social network service or a platform similar to processing or even an institution animating artistic activities. Museum of Art in Łódź (a.r. group, mainly Strzemiński and Kobro) at its beginnings or Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (Weibel) are examples of such institutions. Today such collective works are usually internet projects, such as Perpetual Art Machine, Human Emotion Project, or Exquisite Corpse. These projects are created by their authors only at the very early stage, and are then developed by other individuals, so the work has a collective character. The type and quality of such projects vary, depending on the level of development and interference of the artists, introducing such platforms into the cyberspace or social tissue. Most of them, however, move towards direction pointed by the Dadaists, later avant-guarde movements or different artists creating collective artworks. Moreover, art has opened to the subject not only as a viewer-consumer but also as a creator. Artist no longer offers ready, completed products but delivers creative platforms. We can thus say that the transition to the 2.0 culture has been made.

In other words, we have moved from art as objectively treated information to art as objectively treated space. Life has become the final effect of art or maybe the art itself has become life-designing. Artists such as Ben Fry (creator of processing - platform used by Andre Sier) create complete works, giving unlimited opportunities of transforming into countless number of artworks, which are signed by names of other artists. These works form one organism, present in many places, which creates different algorithms or data processing structures. However, this organism is also a living environment, which we can organise, given the opportunity of introducing new elements and rules into the visual space. Thus, the art of today is a result of the dialogue between the computer and the living environments. The works of Andre Sier, who uses processing to generate his own worlds (through visualisation of the data of our presence in the gallery), become a rhizome of the dialogue. Entering such interactive structure, created by multiple authors, we become a part of his artwork. But are we its authors? The authors are the artists - creators of software basis or the programmers, such as Andre Sier, who presents his co-works, which do not exist without us. The art needs you!

http://postvideoart.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/art-and-information/

EVENT

Ape-x


Dates:
Fri Jun 18, 2010 00:00 - Fri May 14, 2010

Location:
Poland

GALERIA NT

exhibition title: Ape-x

artist: André Sier

curator: Michał Brzeziński

vernissage date: 18/06/2010

the exhibition will be open from 18/06/2010 to 30/07/2010

http://postvideoart.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/ape-x-andre-sier-galeria-nt-en/

Biographic entry
Andre Sier works as an intermedia artist and a programmer. He is educated in philosophy, painting and sculpture. He creates objects, which need application of audiovisual programming languages. While creating them, he cooperates with visual artists, performers and musicians. He has been teaching audiovisual programming and organizing workshops since 2002.

Description of the exhibition
Contemporary art opens to a subject as a creator. Contemporary artist, being familiar with the art of internet and software, does not offer ready products, but delivers easy-to-use creative platforms, which live independently afterwards. Consequently, we can say, that we have moved to 2.0 culture whose manifestation is also Gallery NT. Artists such as Ben Fry (creator of the processing - platform used also by Andre Sier) create artworks presenting infinite opportunities of transforming into unlimited number of subsequent artworks. These are not only the tools, although artists treat them as such. These works constitute one organism, enabling proliferation of subsequent, interrelated artworks - collective, but expressing the ideas or expression of certain people. Contemporary art tries to establish interpersonal and social bonds, but respects freedom and expression of individual, since the individual is a condition of its existence.
Such situation is visible in the works of Andre Sier, which become a rhizome of such dialogue, at the same time visualizing data brought from our presence in the gallery. It is not us, who decide about the final shape of the artwork, but our body, which speaks for ourselves. Entering a gallery, we do not intend to interfere with the artwork, since we have no readiness for the artwork in our consciousness. Next, observing its reaction to our behaviour, we pay attention to the way we function in that particular space and we learn its (artwork’s) language. The artwork is our partner, subject which has its own logics, coupled to our body and, thus, to our mind. In his other works, Sier creates worlds closed in the glass ball of computer monitor. He produces simple subjects, which he puts to evolution and sets up laws, which will rule these worlds:

„Now I’m a network of cells 2,5. My state depends on 1,4, 2,4, 3,4, 1,5, 3,5, 1,5, 2,5, 3,5 and we will be adding these values to check the current map of rules and to check if I’m dead or alive. I’m alive. Now, I’m a network of cells 3,3. My state depends on 2,2, 3,2, 4,2, 2,3, 4,3, 2,4, 3,4, 4,4 and we will be adding these values to check the current map of rules and to check if I’m dead or alive. I’m dead. Now I’m a network of cells 7,3. My state depends on 6,2, 7,2, 8,2, 6,3, 8,3, 7,4, 8,4, 9,4 and we will be adding these values to check the current map of rules and to check if I’m dead or alive. I’m alive.” (Andre Sier)

The work of Andre Sier refers to the cubism aesthetically and visually, but, being interactive, it does not evoke either broken mirror reflecting our face, or typical cubist painting, which usually presents the picture spread on geometric solid figures. It is the art of multitude of parallel information, which are procured by different, not necessary visual channels and subsequently visualized by the computer. Computer is an instance creating a picture, based on rules established by the artist. Gained information splits on the figures of algorithms. His works also struggle with the understanding of physical and evolutionary mechanisms or the chaos theory and use simulation for that. These are not ready artworks, but processes or sometimes records of particular spaciotemporal relations. Processualism and peformativity of his works, as well as the temporality of final effects is the fugitive artifact for the work of art. Graphics produced by the speakers splashing ink, which makes random patterns on paper, is only a conscious, fetishistic record of what happened in gallery on a particular day, since the sources of sound are the movement and the sound detected by the system. However, it has nothing to do with the artist’s expression or the search for chance in the painting, it is not an action painting either. The essence of his art is algorithm - structure, which lays at the basis of picture produced by the machine, it is a programming language game, emerging at the meeting point of human and machine languages. It is possible to find it if we look at his works with tenderness which characterizes the way human being looks at the other human being in action.

Michał Brzeziński


OPPORTUNITY

GALERIA NT


Deadline:
Sun May 30, 2010 00:00

Location:
Poland

GALERIA NT is public funded, not-commercial institution in Poland
Before you ask please check the address: http://galeria-nt.pl

We are waiting for proposals for NEW MEDIA ART exhibitions.
please prepare PDF with your proposal including draft of budget plan
[each email up to 2 mb] and send it to address:
rhizome@galeria-nt.pl
Please one proposition in one email.

We are waiting for proposals for VIDEO ART screenings.
We will negociate the fee for the screenings individualy after delivery.

Please send the DVD's (about 60 minutes) and include also short description of the project, each work, and each of artists (the best with statement). It will really help us if you will send all your details that we will need to prepare your future contracts, and your fee proposition.

Send it for the address:

GALERIA NT - Michal Brzezinski
ul. R. Traugutta 18,
90-113 Łódź, Poland


All proposals can include also solo, as curatorial, multi artists projects.

There are no restrictions. The best proposition will be taken as part of the official program for the 2011, or we will ask also about screenings in 2010.