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Jacek Doroszenko, Ewa Doroszenko - How to travel, Propaganda gallery

How to travel

Jacek Doroszenko & Ewa Doroszenko
Propaganda gallery, Foksal 11/1, Warszawa PL
From 16th March to 19th May, 2019

The second exhibition of Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko in Propaganda is a real untruth or a untrue reality. Through multiplied transformations of elements taken out from the real and virtual worlds, they created a tangible evidence that today’s life, consciousness and subjectivity extend far beyond our senses and travel through the areas of the medialized digital world. How to Travel is an exhibition-narrative composed of works that elude simple categorization and take a debate with the medium in which they were created. Fascinated by modern information technologies and their incredible potential to shape lifestyles, based on images from popular computer games and tourist guides, the artists explore the formal possibilities of digital blurs, distortions, and imperfections.

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Mammoth Ulthana - Āmurs

Āmurs

CD digipak, digital, streaming | total: 50:00
+ audiovisual performance
MCK, PL | 2018

Āmurs is an audio-visual project embedded in scientific and technological discoveries, as well as industrialisation. Its inspiration, production and realisation is directly entwined with the FOD factory in Bydgoszcz, Poland. FOD — the oldest Polish company of its kind — has produced machines since 1865, thus providing a unique example of civilisation’s progress over that period. Such progress has an essential influence on huge cultural and civilisational changes, such as urbanisation, the decrease in an individual’s labour value, the diminished significance of ‘craftsmen’, and broad changes in the social structure. In the Āmurs project, the authors emphasise not only the existence and character of the industrial system itself, but primarily the role of individual workers — those who brought the whole system into existence. The project is comprised of three areas: a sound installation presented in the form of an exhibition, an audio-visual concert, and a music album.

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Project idea and sound compositions:
Jacek Doroszenko and Rafał Kołacki

Project organization: MCK Bydgoszcz
Interviews production: Rafał Kołacki
Videos and visuals: Jacek Doroszenko
Curatorial text: Dariusz Brzostek

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Jacek Doroszenko and Rafał Kołacki - Amurs FOD 01
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Photos by Magda Typiak and Darek Gackowski
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Ewa Doroszenko i Jacek Doroszenko - Rezydenci, Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2017 / Galeria Propaganda / exhibition view 07

Natural potential

Full HD video | 06:50 | stereo | grayscale | 2017

The project has been produced within the Artist-in-Residence programme at KKKC in Klaipeda LT, 2017.

The idea of video is based on the study of the relationship between natural sounds and man-made sounds that interfere with the natural sound environment. During his residency in the forests surrounding Klaipeda, the artist installed a series of small objects, emitting sounds similar to the sound of insects, wind, sea and other natural sound phenomena, but all of them were composed with the use of digital instruments. Thus, they became a disturbance, brought by man into the natural sound aura. The objects were hidden in a natural space, and the people passing them were unable to distinguish the sounds of nature from the sounds of the installation. In his project, the artist takes up the subject of people’s shared responsibility for the sound environment and the need to look for solutions to noise issues. The video work evokes situations arranged during the residency and illustrates the comparison of sound emission with areas where noise emission problems occur.

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Jacek Doroszenko - Polyphonic Body, exhibition view

It is hard to find a polyphonic body

4K transferred to full HD video | 07:45 | stereo | color | 2016

The video has been produced in a framework of the Artist-in-Residence program at Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik, Norway.

The video consists of scenes of the majestic Norwegian landscape, in which the moving figure delivers luminous markers and determines the pitch on the scale of each frame, from higher to lower. Each marker causes a different pitch of the sound. These consonances reveal a specific approach in which the nature and articulation of certain basic elements of a composed work are left to the performer himself. In the lower part of the frame, there are screen records, captured in Max/MSP, a creative software environment. Virtual instruments are constantly generating music notated in the landscapes above.

The project has been presented during exhibitions listed below:

  • Residents, Propaganda Gallery, Warsaw Gallery Weekend (PL), 2017
  • CoCArt Festival, video screening, Centre of Contemporary Art, Toruń (PL), 2017
  • The Drawers vol. 2, Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw (PL), 2016
  • Exercises of listening, Fait Gallery, Brno (CZ), 2016
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Ewa Doroszenko i Jacek Doroszenko - Rezydenci, Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2017 / Galeria Propaganda / exhibition view 04
Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko - Polyphonic body, Kolonia Artystów 01

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Jacek Doroszenko - The same horizon, video at solo show, Fait Gallery, Brno

The same horizon repeated at every moment of the walk

Full HD video | 02:05 | stereo | color | 2014

The project has been produced in a framework of the Artist-in-Residence program at Fundació AAVC Hangar in Barcelona, Spain, 2014.

Throughout the history there were lots of concepts of movement, from body language through various kinds of dance to floating above the ground like levitation. But, in fact, movement itself is a simple feature and the basic purpose of it is to get from one point to another. All the other concepts are just cultural and intellectual associations. Building on this simple principle, all we can do is to treat the body as the driving force for a simple starting point. Body can move it and thereby the point can be displaced to the other locations. In this case the point is a unique conveyor – it carries sound.

The video is based on the pitch phenomena, a perceptual property that allows the ordering of sounds on a frequency-related scale. Composition is made of four frames, in which the moving figure’s head determines the pitch on the scale of each frame, from higher to lower. This aleatoric quartet reveals a specific approach, where some primary elements of a composed work’s realization are left to the determination of its performer.

Jacek Doroszenko - The same horizon, video at solo show, Fait Gallery, Brno
Jacek Doroszenko - The same horizon, video at solo show, Fait Gallery, Brno
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Jacek Doroszenko - I had to recompile the Kernel, video screen 1

I had to recompile the Kernel

Full HD video | 00:03:10 | 2014

The video is a short impression about the concept of a futuristic liquid data processing. In the center of hi-end operating system lays the Kernel, a primal orb of mixed reality. The core is a fully independent being, which choses a perfect moment to appear and perform it’s own calculations. In certain combinations of data it can even make the time concept unstable and slow it down. Technical key for the production of the video was to purchase and use only stock files, available on the creative on-line market.

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