Roch Forowicz
Since 2005
Works in Warsaw Poland

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BIO
Roch Forowicz was born in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland. In 2005, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Studio of Multimedia Artistic Creation at the Faculty of Graphic Arts. Since 2007, he has been working as an assistant at the Inter-University Studio of Multimedia Artistic Creation 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 etc.

Through his artistic activity, Roch Forowicz refers to the ‘city surveillance’ culture - constant supervision by means of CCTV and data processing and filing software and devices.His activity is radical, often characterised by illegal ‘hacktivist’ interventions, consisting in intercepting and using technological devices against their creators’ will.

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roch_forowicz


Please download Environment file again…It’s working now…

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.
Goal of this action is to create a natural, organic and free from propaganda space of the information exchange.

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 people to dialogue. So… I decide to create some friendly and free ENVIRONMENT of the information exchange.
Roch Forowicz

DISCUSSION

roch_forowicz


Please download Environment file again…It’s working now…

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.
Goal of this action is to create a natural, organic and free from propaganda space of the information exchange.

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 people to dialogue. So… I decide to create some friendly and free ENVIRONMENT of the information exchange.
Roch Forowicz

DISCUSSION

roch_forowicz


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DISCUSSION

roch_forowicz


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.
Goal of this action is to create a natural, organic and free from propaganda space of the information exchange.

“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.
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 people to dialogue. So… I decide to create some friendly and free “Environment” of the information exchange.
Roch Forowicz