An intermedia exhibition examining the relationship between sound, image and space – could such an item be missing from Fonomo? During this year’s edition, we will meet again at the City Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz, this time at the exhibition “Acoustic Gestures” by artists Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko.
Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko are an intermedia artists duo from Warsaw. Using a wide range of traditional tools and experimental digital techniques, the artists focus on the acoustic layer of reality in their work. Since 2014, as part of their international artist residencies, Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko have been creating unique scores in the form of video works and graphic installations. The resulting works have been presented by the artists in numerous exhibitions, including at the Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, the Polish Institute in Düsseldorf, Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Matadero Contemporary Art Center in Madrid, Fait Gallery in Brno, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo. The audio-visual exhibition “Acoustic Gestures” at the Municipal Art Gallery BWA in Bydgoszcz displays the latest works by the Doroszenko duo, which emphasize the role of the sense of hearing in the process of experiencing the environment.
“Following in the footsteps of the avant-gardists, Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko intuitively let themselves be led by art into its various nooks and crannies, thus experiencing new, sometimes undiscovered stimuli for themselves. (…) We are talking about attempts to integrate the arts, but also – and probably above all – to transcend the determinant of the instrument, the performance possibilities of the musical instrument in the classical sense, of which the performative actions of Charlotte Moormann or John Cage, but also the musical activities of artists such as Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono and, in our backyard, Włodzimierz Kotoński, Krzysztof Penderecki, Andrzej Dobrowolski, Bogusław Schaeffer and Eugeniusz Rudnik with the Polish Radio Experimental Studio and the so-called “sonorism” at the forefront. And while the Doroszenko duo does not refer to these categories literally, they certainly transpose their avant-garde observations and attempts at extending boundaries to our new, contemporary reality, meaning that with the tools at their disposal, the artists explore how the currently dominant technology influences or determines our behaviour.”
Ewa Doroszenko – intermedia artist, Doctor of Fine Arts, lives and works in Warsaw. Graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2019 and the City of Toruń in the field of culture in 2013 and 2011. Winner of many international competitions, including Preview – Fait Gallery Brno 2016, Debuts 2018 – doc! photo magazine, Debut 2018 – Lithuanian Photographers Association and finalist of Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2021, Kranj Foto Fest 2021, International Festival of Photography FIF BH – Brazil 2020, Athens Digital Arts Festival 2020, GENERATE! Festival for Electronic Arts 2019, Der Greif and the World Photography Organization open call 2018, FILE Electronic Language International Festival Sao Paulo 2015, Fisheye Youth Art Biennale 2013, Grey House Foundation Competition in Krakow 2011. Participant in numerous artist residency programmes, including Re_Act contemporary art laboratory in Portugal, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz in Austria, The Island Resignified Lefkada in Greece, Petrohradska Kolektiv Prague in the Czech Republic, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center in Lithuania, AAVC Hangar Barcelona in Spain, Kunstnarhuset Messen Ålvik in Norway. She has exhibited her works at the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wozownia Art Gallery in Toruń, Fait Gallery in Brno, Propaganda Gallery in Warsaw, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Polish Institute in Düsseldorf, among others.
Jacek Doroszenko – audio-visual artist, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage 2020, the City of Toruń in the field of culture in 2011 and resident at, among others, AAVC Hangar Barcelona in Spain, Kunstnarhuset Messen Ålvik in Norway, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz in Austria, The Island Resignified Lefkada in Greece, Petrohradska Kolektiv Prague in the Czech Republic, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center in Lithuania. He has participated in The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale in Rio de Janeiro, FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, Transmission Arts Festival in Athens, ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Future Places Festival in Porto, European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, R>>EJECT Radicals Festival in Rotterdam, CoCart Festival in Toruń, Open-Source Art Festival in Sopot, Mediations Biennale in Warsaw, among others. He has presented his works at Propaganda Gallery in Warsaw, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, Jedna Dva Tři Gallery in Prague, Starak Family Foundation in Warsaw, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Polish Institute in Düsseldorf, among others. The artist’s visual works are reflected in the field of music and sound art. His musical compositions have been released in the form of albums of international reach, including Infinite Values, Time Released Sound in the USA; Wide Grey, Eilean Records in France; Soundreaming and Bodyfulness, Audiobulb Records in the UK.
The exhibition is part of the Fonomo Music & Film Festival, Pomerania and Kujawy.
The main partner is the Self-government of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship.
The project is co-financed by the City of Bydgoszcz.
Gdańska 20 St.
13.10.2023 – 03.12.2023