International music and visual project "Rozdilovi". Lublin edition

October 6, 2020 (Tuesday)
19:00 - 21:15 (GMT+2 Warsaw)

The event will be held live in Sala Widowiskowa of the Center for Culture in Lublin (12 Peowiaków St.). Free entrance.
The event will be broadcast on YouTube.

We invite you to the unique, Lublin edition of the RozdILovI* project.

It will not be a concert, nor a literary meeting, nor a show, nor a theatrical performance.
The greatest value of what will be created in the Centre for Culture in Lublin lies precisely in the impossibility of specifying it or giving it a rigid frame. You will witness the birth of a musical-poetic-visual spectacle in which various languages, various arts and artists from numerous countries will be brought together. The starting point will be the poetry of Serhiy Zhadan, a famous Ukrainian poet, writer and musician. The tone of his poetry, words and melody, will turn into music which will follow the poems’ lines and images creating a visual dimension.
On the subconscious level – between sounds, senses and touches - the RozdILovI project is about love and tenderness, war, oblivion and death, resurrection in memories, laughter and silence, and again - love and tenderness ...
Multidimensional aspects of the show open up a new, multidisciplinary way of translation, which uses words, sounds and visual forms. In this way, poetry that resonates in different languages remains its most important properties: rhythm, intonation, pauses.
During the last few years of the RozdILovI project, the participating artists,
that live in different countries,
have met,
exchanged poems and music,
sometimes argued,
when meeting online and in the real world.
To what extent was their relation deep? To what extent were they ready to listen to each other, respect common values ​​and their personal freedom?
RozdILovI is an attempt of understanding: through color, line, sound, movement, individual words and their graphic embodiment in various languages. RozdILovI addresses the issue of the availability of art. Online broadcasting enables its reception in the most remote parts of the world. The art is created "here and now", no matter where the recipients are: on the stage in Lublin, in Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv, or hundreds kilometers away... A very important aspect of the project is the translation of the poetry into other languages.
RozdILovI becomes a new, separate language, a coded art, combining word, music, graphics, and sometimes the sense of touch (dance) later transmitted into virtual space.
RozdILovI fills in a slightly palpable communication gap.
RozdILovI connects – this phrase takes on a special meaning in the pandemic reality, when artists intuitively look for means of expression that cross languages, genres, real and virtual worlds.
idea and visualizations – Olia Mykhailiuk
texts – Serhiy Zhadan
video effects – Serhiy Pyliavets  (Ukraine)
music – Aleksei Vorsoba (Belarus) and Tomasz Sikora (Poland)
translation of literary texts into Polish – Michał Petryk, Jacek Podsiadło, Adam Pomorski

*The name of the project RozdiLovi refers to the Ukrainian word "розділові" with the meaning of "dividing" referring primarily to punctuation marks.

Presentation of the publishing series “Wschodni Express” with the participation of invited authors

October 7, 2020 (Wednesday)
19:30 - 21:00 (GMT+2 Warsaw)

The event will be broadcast on YouTube

Join us for Wschodni Express Studio
As part of the Cross-Border Cooperation Congress - Lublin 2020 on 7th October 2020 (Wednesday) from 19.30-21.00 we will be streaming online live from Wschodni Express Studio. The event is divided into two modules: the first part will present the activities of Workshops of Culture Publishing. We are going to talk with invited guests, among them an expert on Eastern European area and we will listen to writers from Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine. The second part will be dedicated to the current situation in Belarus. Our guests will be prominent Belarusian writers.

Alhierd Bacharevič – Belarusian writer and translator (Minsk)
Yulya Tsimafeyeva – Belarusian poet, editor, translator (Minsk)
Hubert Łaszkiewicz – Associate Professor at East European Studies (Warsaw University)
Grzegorz Rzepecki – Director of the Cultural Institution "Workshops of Culture" (Lublin)
Tomasz Stępniewski – Assistant Professor at the Institute of East-Central Europe (Lublin)
Aleksandra Zińczuk – Member of Committee of Cross-Border Cooperation Congress (Lublin)

The series “Wschodni Express” introduces Polish readers to the most recent literatures of Poland’s eastern neighbours, discussing the most current issues faced by Eastern European societies and showing critical distance and humour in looking at Europe, themselves in Europe and the Europe in them.
The series is most of all focused on diverse prose and essays, but also poems. Our authors include the most distinguished writers from Ukraine, Belarus or Lithuania, including Jurij Andruchowycz, Andrij Bondar, Oleksandr Bojczenko, Andrij Lubka, Hałyna Kruk, Mykoła Riabczuk, Natalka Śniadanko as well as writers little known in Poland. The range of our publications includes, among others, short stories by Oleg Sentsov, the filmmaker and writer who spent five years imprisoned in contemporary Russia’s prison camps. We are proud to work, among others, with Bohdan Zadura, one of the most acclaimed Polish translators of Ukrainian prose and poetry. The name refers to the famous “literary trains”, such as Literature Express Europe 2000, which carried over 100 writers and poets from 43 countries from Lisbon to Berlin and the Ukrainian periodical Potysah76 – “Pociąg 76” (Train 76) dedicated to the Central-East European culture.

Presentation of the publishing series “Wschodni Express” with the participation of invited authors

October 8, 2020 (Thursday)
19:30 - 20:30 (GMT+2 Warsaw)

The event will be broadcast on YouTube

First, watch the video of the guided tour of the exhibition!
Would you like to visit the virtual exhibition yourself?
You are only a few steps away from the virtual spaces of the Labirynt Gallery!

1. Install Steam on your computer and VRChat.
Access to the platform is possible via computers with Microsoft Windows operating system.

2. Follow the link:

3. Click on the "Launch World" button in the upper right corner.

4. A window will pop up, in which you should click "Open launch". VRChat will start loading a virtual gallery.

5. When the virtual gallery is loaded, click a "Go!" button on the screen.
Yahooooo!  Now you will be taken to the virtual Labirynt Gallery.
Have fun exploring it!

About 30 people can visit the gallery at the same time. More visitors may affect the smooth running of the gallery.

"A Bear’s Dream" – CreArt Virtual Exhibition
Modern anthropocentric worldview has back-burnered our concern for the safety and wellbeing of our planet. We forget that humans have always been dependent on nature and rules governing it. We have been hibernating far too long, lulled by the illusive sense of the Earth’s permanence. In reality, nature and climate are changing right in front of our own eyes. Will we ever rouse from the safe passivity of a bear’s dream?
“A Bear’s Dream” is a virtual VRChat exhibition, taking place through the intermediary of an online social platform designed to generate virtual worlds. Feel invited to join us in the digital exhibition space of the Labirynt Gallery in Lublin. Access to the VRChat platform is available to all Microsoft Windows users. This enables a full exhibition experience without leaving one’s home.
All the works on display serve as a topical pretext for further reflection on our relations with nature. A virtual tour of the exhibition enables one to watch films, see photographs, paintings, and drawings, take a look at the surrounding world from a diversity of perspectives, and consider the human condition in the times of the climate crisis.
All the works are accompanied by English and Polish descriptions and bilingual audio files.
Not unlike a living organism, the exhibition will be evolving. Based on the formula of the open call, the virtual exhibition will be expanded over time, as works will be successively added until mid-December.

Participating artists: Paweł Althamer, Cezary Bodzianowski, Bogna Burska, Tomasz Ciecierski, Oskar Dawicki, Stanisław Dróżdż, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Zygmunt Rytka, Julita Wójcik
Works from the collections of the Arsenal Gallery in Białystok, Zachęta – National Gallery in Warsaw, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Labirynt Gallery in Lublin

Curators: Emilia Lipa, Agata Sztorc
Production: Mikołaj Kubiak, Olga Paluszkiewicz
Translation: Ewelina Lachowska (Polish Sign Language), Bartosz Wójcik (English)
Cooperation: Karol Jakóbczyk, Agata Wiatr, Monika Rejman, Jarosława Szewczuk, Anna Lewicka-Koksanowicz, Roksana Oniszko, Waldemar Tatarczuk

The exhibition is organised as part of the 2020 European Days of Artistic Creativity within the remit of the “CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation” programme, conducted by the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Lublin and co-funded by the “Creative Europe” Programme of the European Union.

The inauguration of the European Days of Artistic Creativity 2020 is one of the cultural events accompanying this year's Cross-Border Cooperation Congress Lublin 2020.
The European Days of Artistic Creativity is an interdisciplinary event, organized in Lublin since 2018 as part of the "CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation” project. The project is coordinated by the Department of Culture within Lublin City Hall, and co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. For the past three years, this has been  a special time for Lublin residents which has shown that creativity has many names. By joining local artists, Lubliners have had a chance to become active participants of cultural life, broadening their knowledge of contemporary art and developing their creative skills.
In the face of the pandemic, the European Days of Artistic Creativity 2020 is moved entirely to the virtual space. The project will feature an on-line exhibition that will last for four months. An online social platform, VRChat, will be used to transfer interpersonal interactions into the virtual world (VR). VR is a computer-generated universe that can fully reflect the real world, but can also be a figment of imagination. In both situations, the world of virtual reality is a 3D space that one can experience with 3D glasses. VRChat allows for interactions between users with the aid of 3D avatars. You can enter the virtual world in two ways: with the aid of 3D glasses and by using your computer. The first option provides full immersion into the virtual universe and by wearing VR glasses your view is focused on the virtual world only. The second way, with a computer, is less immersive, and you only "browse" the virtual world. VRChat is a free tool, easily downloaded to a computer or 3D glasses. Downloading the VRChat application on the augmented reality glasses takes place from the level of the application that is dedicated to a given platform. All computers with Microsoft Windows operating system will have easy access to the platform.
Thanks to the used techniques, it will be possible to view the exhibition without leaving your home.  
The CreArt virtual exhibition will be an example of using the VRChat platform to browse cultural resources. It will focus on ecology and climate changes issues, presenting the collections of Polish art institutions and works made by children and youth. The formula of the open call, lasting until December 2020, will make the exhibition grow over time.
Welcome online to the curatorial tour of the exhibition on October 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

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