Roch Forowicz
Since 2005
rochforowicz@gmail.com
Works in Warsaw Poland

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BIO
In his artistic work Roch Forowicz focuses on the issue of city surveillance, the fact of being constantly observed by CCTV systems and of data being processed all the time. His activities are radical and often described as illegal ‘hacktivist’ interventions, whose aim is taking over and using surveillance devices against the will of their creators.

He has been working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Organising Upgrade!Warsaw since 2007. Curator and co-founder of 2.0 gallery in Warsaw. Participant of many expositions and festivals, such as FILE festival (BR), HAIP Festival (SI), Liwoli09 (AT), Paraflows 09 (AT), Urban Research (DE), Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej - Zamek Ujazdowski (PL), Komuna Otwock, Entropia, STUDIO, WEF, Krytyka Polityczna, Culture 2.0, Beautiful Lies, Copernicus Science Center etc.

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EVENT

Interception 2


Dates:
Wed Jun 04, 2008 00:00 - Wed Jun 04, 2008

Location:
Poland

Interception 2

Over the course of one night, there had been an intervention into public space, during which six surveillance cameras had been rendered unusable. In every location where the surveillance camera had been disabled, the author left a mark- the word „Panopticon”, which pointed to the meaning of the action.

“Interception 2” is a continuation of project “Interception” (2007). During “Interception” a surveillance camera that was used to monitor public space was hijacked and reinstalled at a subway station. The camera was used intentionally to broaden consciousness concerning the problem of increasing lack of privacy.

Both actions were illegal.


EVENT

Upgrade! Warsaw


Dates:
Mon Apr 21, 2008 00:00 - Mon Apr 21, 2008

Location:
Poland

http://www.environment.pl/upgrade

Join us for an Upgrade!Warsaw this Sunday (27.04.08) with Jacek Markiewicz.

„From Christ to Kaczyński”
Od Chrystusa do Kaczyńskiego

Jacek Markiewicz

Born in 1964 in Płock. Studies: 1986-1988 at PWSSP in Łódź; 1988-1993 at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Graduated under professor Grzegorz Kowalski. Since 1992 he run a.r.t. Gallery in Płock.

Urodził się w 1964 r. w Płocku. Studia: 1986-1988 w PWSSP w Łodzi; 1988-1993
na Wydziale Rzeźby Akademii Sztuk Pięknych w Warszawie. Dyplom w pracowni prof. Grzegorza Kowalskiego. Od 1992 prowadzi w Płocku galerię a.r.t.

Selected individual exhibitions / wybrane wystawy indywidualne:
The Suggestion of a New Space / Sugestia nowej przestrzeni , PWSSP, Łódź 1988;
A Prayer / Modlitwa , Teatr Dramatyczny, Płock 1989, Galeria a.r.t. Płock, Galeria Dziekanka Warszawa 1992;
Aneta II, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa, Galeria a.r.t. Płock 2000
audio-video installation / instalacja audio-wideo , Warszawski Aktyw Artystów, Warszawa 2005

Selected group exhibition / wybrane wystawy zbiorowe:
Muzeum Akademii Sztuk Pięknych, Warszawa 1991;
Mystical Perseveration and a Rose / Perseweracja mistyczna i róża, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot 1992;
Places, Non-Places / Miejsca nie miejsca, Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej, Orońsko 1992;
A Dialogue of Works and Positions / Dialogi dzieł i postaw, Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej, Orońsko 1992;
Übergange, Galeria Medium, Bratysława, Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej, Passau 1993; Galeria Budapeszt, Budapeszt 1995;
Transhumacja, Galeria Obrazów, Kowno, Litwa 1995;
Me and AIDS / Ja i AIDS, kino Stolica, Warszawa, Galeria a.r.t. Płock, Stowarzyszenie Artystyczne „Wieża ciśnień”, Bydgoszcz, Galeria Wyspa, Gdańsk, 1996;
Photography 97 / Fotografia 97, Pałac Sztuki, Kraków 1997;
Parteitag, Galeria a.r.t. Płock 1998, gallery BWA, Katowice 1999;
A Forum of Galleries and OtherArt Places in Poland / Forum Galerii i Innych Miejsc Sztuki w Polsce , Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia, Gdańsk 2000;
Performer Shows and Video / Pokazy performerów i wideo, Olsztyn 2000
Sexxx, Teatr Academia, Warszawa, Galeria a.r.t., Płock 2001;
Plastyka Płocka, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, Płock 2001;
Cold War / Zimna wojna, Stowarzyszenie Teatralne „Łaźnia”, Kraków 2001;
Irreligion / Irreligia , Atelier 340 Muzeum, Bruksela 2001-2002;
What Does the Corpse’s Glassy Eye See / Co widzi trupa wyszklona źrenica , Teatr Academia, Warszawa 2000, Zachęta, Warszawa 2002, Muzeum Okręgowe, Bydgoszcz 2003;
Poland / Polska, Teatr Akademia, Warszawa 2002;
What Do Artists Live On / Z czego żyją artyści, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia, Gdańsk 2003;
Inc. Art Towards the Corporate Appropriation of the Place of Public Expression in Poland / Inc. Sztuka wobec korporacyjnego przejmowania miejsc publicznej ekspresji w Polsce, Galeria XX1, Galeria Program, Warszawa 2004, BWA Zielona Góra, Galeria Bielska BWA, BWA Awangarda, Wrocław, Fundacja Wyspa Progress, Gdańsk, Galeria Sztuki Piekary w Legnicy;
The Visual Art sof Płock / Plastyka Płocka, Płocka Galeria Sztuki, Płock 2004;
Sculptors take photographs / Rzeźbiarze fotografują, Muzeum X. Dunikowskiego, Warszawa 2004;
Egocentric, Immoral, Outmoded - Contemporary Image of Artists / Egocentryczne, niemoralne, przestarzałe - współczesne wizerunki artystów, Zachęta, Warszawa 2005;
At a Very Center of Attention Part 1 / W samym centrum uwagi część 1; Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej 2005.
Demos kratos - władza ludu, Galeria Klimy Bocheńskiej, Centrum Artystyczne Fabryka Trzciny, 2006 Warszawa, 2007 Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Prawdziwe życie, wola art, Warszawa

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The Upgrade! Warsaw - monthly gathering of media artist that fosters dialogue and creates opportunities for collaboration. Events are informal. Entrance is free.

5:00 pm, “Dziekanka” - multimedia art workroom
"Dziekanka" is the dormitory of The Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland.
It is situated at 58/60 Krakowskie Przedmieście.


DISCUSSION

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DISCUSSION

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http://www.environment.pl/upgrade
Jarek Grzesica
Why is WEF still alive?
Join us for an Upgrade!Warsaw this Sunday (28.10) with Jarek Grzesica, who =
will talk about WEF - Digital Community ( www.wef.pl ).
5:00 pm, “Dziekanka” - multimedia art workroom
"Dziekanka" is the dormitory of The Academy of Music in Warsaw, P=
oland.
It is situated at 58/60 Krakowskie Przedmiescie.
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Why is WEF still alive? I need it, I have no time to listen to music on CD =
and no time to go to a concert. But music and media art is part of my life =
so I decided that it is much easier to put art on the schedule, to organize=
concerts and to administrate an online library of free music, to meet arti=
sts and to be an artist; this is my way of upgrading myself.

My short story:
I am influenced by technology and music - these two things push me to get =
busy with music, jazz and new media art. This is why I had to organize my o=
wn art: the Warsaw Electronic Festival, since 2002. The same reason pushes =
me to promote unknown electronic musicians on the jazz radio program called=
Future Shock and to work on many other projects connected to electronic cu=
lture, some of them you probably know: Future Sessions for Polish National =
Radio BiS with Mateusz Kwiatkowski, Dresdner Radiostadt #1, Radio Copernicu=
s.
Since 2001 almost 200 performers were invited to participate in many small =
and bigger events connected to my activity e.g. representatives of Scape Re=
cords, Deadbeat and Bus, Tonne from Klitekture Records. Swedish producer Mi=
kael Stavöstrand and Johan Skugge from the MITEK records, projects fro=
m the French M-tronic label, many Polish performers-among them Mikolaj=
Trzaska, GB Productions Team, Rzutnik B9, April Tone, LOF, Qriozum, Game B=
oyzz Orchestra Project and Kunsbande SLA, Dagiel, Eta Carinae, Zen Lu, Ko O=
n Ten, Markus Reuter, ISAN, Syntetika, Andrey Kirychenko and many others. I=
am sure that anyone interested could find many interesting projects on www=
.wef.pl, the home website of the Warsaw Electronic Festival, my primary pro=
ject. Since 2003 I was honored to cooperate with ‘Zacheta’ Nati=
onal Polish Gallery organizing some new media exhibitions and presentations=
. Great names were invited to take participation in this program: Sheldon B=
rown - Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA)=
at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD); Chris Csikszentmih&aa=
cute;lyi, who directs the Media Lab's Computing Culture group, John Craig F=
reeman - an artist and educator exploring practices that challenge the func=
tion of art and the role of the artist, Jon Cates - an artist, but he also =
teaches in the Film, Video and New Media dept @ School of the Art Institute=
of Chicago.

I am also an electronic musician – Seed Project is my solo project, b=
ut frankly speaking, at the moment I prefer cross cooperation with other ar=
tists like TASEEE (cross project with Mikolaj Trzaska) Send /Recv (Cro=
ss project with Robert Jeszke aka Lord Of Flies).

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The Upgrade! Warsaw – monthly gathering of media artist that fosters =
dialogue and creates opportunities for collaboration. Events are informal. =
Entrance is free.=