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Culture Institute and Gdansk City Gallery seek curator of the fifth edition of Narracje

The City Culture Institute and Gdansk City Gallery are looking for an international curator of the fifth edition of “NARRACJE – Installations and Interventions in Public Space” Festival scheduled for November 2013 in Gdansk, Poland.

Dominik Busch, Artificial Art Blossoms, 2011. Video. Photo by Michał Andrysiak

“NARRACJE – Installations and Interventions in Public Space” Festival is a presentation of large scale projections on buildings and all kinds of creative, innovative and unusual artistic activities taking place in public space within the Festival map. In 2013 the Festival will explore the area adjacent to the Main Town, between Zielona Brama (Green Gate) and Brama Żuławska (Zulawska Gate): Wyspa Spichrzów (Granary Island), Ołowianka and around Długie Ogrody Street.

The requirements for candidates and competition rules and regulations are available at the Festival website under OPEN CALL.

Entries will be accepted by 11 November 2012 via e-mail to: [email protected] or regular mail to the Organizer’s address: Instytut Kultury Miejskiej, Dlugi Targ 39/40, 80-830 Gdansk, Poland.

Additional information on the open call, including maps, photo documentation, and information regarding the location of the 5th edition of the Festival and estimated budget can be obtained by e-mail to [email protected]. You can also enquire by phone: Natalia Cyrzan, T +48 664976235.

All candidates are most welcome to visit this year’s edition of NARRACJE Festival, which will take place in Gdansk between 15 and 18 November, 2012.

This year’s NARRACJE, entitled Art thou gone, beloved ghost? (quotation from Lewis Carroll poem “Phantasmagoria”) and curated by Steven Matijcio—a Canadian curator working in the U.S—will present large-scale projections located at the intersection of performance, politics, illusion and implicit memories of this city’s architecture. They are harmonized in this effort: neither denying nor dwelling upon the city’s long and turbulent past, but employing its physical structures as theatrical stages to reflect and re-imagine. Beyond simple projection surfaces, each building and site will be employed as an active partner—feeding back into the light to forge a vivid exchange with the haunting, but no less holistic ghosts of Gdansk’s constitution. Art thou gone, beloved ghost? seeks to mine, explore and activate Gdansk’s hallucinatory relationship with its ancestors—both real and imagined.

Application deadline: 11 November 2012