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

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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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roch forowicz Looking out of the window


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Looking out of the window


http://www.outofthewindow.pl
What can you see when looking out of the window?
Now you can watch online a new brave and provocative drama series.
The next video comes up every month.
Every video is recording from the same window at Roch Forowicz’s fl=
at in Warsaw.
"This is not about crime and this is not about love, this is just about env=
ironment where I live."
part 5. " Classic Bench "
Roch Forowicz was born in 1978 in Warsaw.
He works and lives in Warsaw.
In 2005, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw,
the Department of Multimedia, and got the master degree.
exhibitions:
2004 e w n s Visual Arts Festival
2005 Rhizome, “ Invigilate “
2005 Turbulence, “ Invigilate ”
2006 Rio File Symposium, “ Invigilate ”
2006 Turbulence, “Environment “
2006 Turbulence, “ Looking out of the window ”

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http://www.outofthewindow.pl

what can you see when looking out of the window???

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what can you see when looking out of the window???

http://www.outofthewindow.pl (http://www.outofthewindow.pl)
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www.environment.pl

ENVIRONMENT is a continuation of INVIGILATE project.
It’s a network project.
ENVIRONMENT is a space where every member of this project is able to connect with every other member, if he is on-line.
They could do it live, by video, phone and e-mail.
This is a free space, for everyone.
But, I will invite there a residents of apartments complexes (INVIGILATE project).
I hope this space will be much more friendly for them to dialogue.

INVIGILATE project is a form of art activity performed in a public space.
INVIGILATE addresses ever increasing lack of privacy in society, and questions relationships between people sharing the same space – both social and political.
After the recordings was complete and available in the Internet, I left in each apartments complex flyers informing about my activity.
The flayers give the “Invigilate” web site address, and picture of the concerned apartments.
On the website , there was short information about this project activity and my own e-mail address.
My goal was to provoke a dialogue about performed surveillance itself and the invasion of the privacy.
Unfortunately… nobody was answer at first, after that I received only a few mails from people who didn’t understand actions like this at all…
My conclusion was to encourage this people to dialogue. So… I decide to create some friendly and free ENVIRONMENT.
Roch Forowicz