USTKA BEHIND THE FACADE
USTKA BEHIND THE FACADE IS THE PROJECT CONCERNING PUBLIC ART AND REFERRING TO THE IDENTITY OF THE PLACE AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF LOCAL PEOPLE WITH THE REGION.
October 20, hours 5 p.m. – organizational meeting
October 21 – self-presentations of artists
22,23,24,26,27,28,29 October – workshops
November 4 – final
Within the framework of the project a series of activities are planned: workshops (photography, film, performance, sculpture workshop, etc.), as well as lectures and self-presentations of some invited artists.
The core of the project is to find places of post-industrial character of landscape by the participants of the workshops, and “repairing” them through artistic interventions with various means of expression and building new stories and meanings of specific places.
In result of the workshop activities, a ‘travelling opening’ will appear, to which the residents of the city will be invited. The aim of the project is to show that the language of contemporary art can be a tool to know and understand better ourselves, but also our place where we are living every day.
The idea is based on the project Spazi Docili, which is being implemented since 2008 in Florence, Italy. The actions in Ustka are to be its reflection and continuation. The workshops, lectures and self-presentations will be trained by three artists from Italy and Wales – the precursors of the Spazi Docili action.
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Born in Warsaw. He lives in Naples, Italy, and in Warsaw. He studies the art world in various places in Europe, including Vienna, Milan, Rome or London. He collaborated with the L’Orientale University of Naples and Silesian University. Since 2005, together with the artist Fabrizio Ajello and curators Barbara D’Ambrosio and Costanza Meli, he has been working on a public project Progetto Isole in Palermo. Since 2007 he has been working on N.EST public art project which is curated by Danilo Capasso. In 2008, together with the artist Fabrizio AJELLO developed and established a public art project Spazi Docili, focused on Florence. In 2013, he worked at the Department of Art Mediation of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, where he made a public art project for Wrocław Entrance from the yard, dedicated to documenting and interventions in different areas of the city. He creates installations, but often his actions are focused on audio (sound art, sound installations). The concept of reference sites is his domain. He is investigating the identity of the public space in terms of culture and the way in which they are seen by people from outside.
Born in Empoli, lives and works in Certaldo, Italy. Video-maker, photographer, critic, curator. He worked in film and video as cameraman, cataloger of film and documentary archives (for the Lo schermo dell’arte Festival in Florence), set designer assistant (for “The face of an angel” by Michael Winterbottom), documentary producer, editor. Since 2011 he collaborates with the “i.ovo journal” and “Geart” magazines and with the “Il lavoro culturale” and “callmeishmael” blogs, making interviews and articles on cinema, theater and contemporary art. Tommaso Capecchi is collaborating since a while with Spazi Docili [Docile Spaces]. In 2013-14 he worked with Spazi Docili [Docile Spaces] on the Si può produrre identità? (Can we produce identity?) project, in which five international artists produced five interventions in niches and tabernacles of the city of Florence. The Ustka za Fasadą project aims to adapt this project to the Polish reality. For Si può produrre identità? (Can we produce identity?) Tommaso Capecchi wrote also one of the essays in the book dedicated to the project, which will be published shortly. In 2014 he was part of the Formal Interference project, curated by CAAPO and Brychan Tudor, held at Le Murate complex in Florence and consisting in ten days of public art interventions and workshops. In 2015 Tommaso follows MATERIA POLITICA, a residency and a series of public art interventions in the Sticciano (Certaldo) estate.
An artist from Cardiff, Wales. Education: MA Fine Art (Merit), Wimbledon School of Art, September 2005, September 2006 MA Course Representative. BA (Hons) Fine Art (2: 1), Art and Design Foundation Diploma (Merit), University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, September 2001, July 2005 Representative BA Course. Employment: in October and November 2007 Brychan Tudor took part in a residency programme in Libya with a group of six people selected by the British Council during the Liverpool Biennial ’08. As part of the visit a series of workshops was carried out aimed at acquainting Libyan students with Italian art and contemporary artistic practice by helping them build a large exhibition in the urban space based on the concept of “settlement”. For two years he worked as an Art and Design Techniques Demonstrator at Hugh Baird College. In the years 2009 – 2011 he was editor of an online quarterly magazine “Art Art Art”. At that time Brychan Tudor curated a series of difficult interdisciplinary exhibitions and coordinated important international events. Since May 2009, he has been the Artistic Director of Creative Assault Art Production Organisation. CAAPO is an association promoting art and bringing together curators. Its main objective is to promote cultural exchange through the production of artistic events that exceed the boundaries of their subject, provoking discussion. Since 2012 he has been a lecturer and critic at Coleg Sir Gar in Carmarthen. He presented three solo exhibitions and took part in over twenty collective ones.
The project was supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the framework of the programme Accessible Culture in 2015.
Burmistrz Miasta Ustka Jacek Graczyk
The Public Library of the City of Słupsk
Environmental Mutual Aid House in Słupsk
Baltic Contemporary Art Foundation