Parties, barbecues and siesta

Take part in events prepared by Fotofestiwal.

Opening of the Fotofestiwal – 13/06/2019, 19:00, Art_Inkubator

19:00 – opening exhibitions from the main program *,
announcement of the results of the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2019 and Photographic Publication of the Year,
20:00 – City Bum Bum – concert
22:00 – Grand Prix show Fotofestiwal 2019 – awards
22:30 – Africa Dance Party: Sawt/Sur, Turbofax

During the opening of the Fotofestiwal, we will have the opportunity to listen to the drummers “City Bum Bum”, the only professional Djembe and Dundun learning school in Poland. In addition, in the later part of the evening we will have a dance party based on African sounds – the duo Sawt/Sur (Rafał Kołacki and Łukasz Jędrzejczak) and the Ethiopian DJ Turbofax will present themselves.

• JAZZTKO – 14.06, 22:00, Motyl UŁ – learn more

• FOTOFESTIWAL’S 18th BIRTHDAY PARTY – 15.06, 20:00, Book Art Museum

20:00 – vernissages of accompanying exhibitions – Allan Dransfield, Psy Owcze Bieguna Północnego / Ananas A La Mode; Urszula Tarasiewicz, Ogrodowa
21:00 – guided tour of the Book Art Museum with Jadwiga and Janusz Tryzno
21:30 – audiovisual concert Enia echa with pictures by Piotr Zbierski and band Prześwit
22:30 – Dj: dr Warte: mal (Copenhagen/Berlin)

Grupa Przedświt was created from the need to experience freedom, freedom and space in music, to look for a new one and to shed some restrictions on its shoulders. They creates improvised, experimental and illustrative music that paints images in the recipient’s head. The ensemble includes: Julia Partyka – cello, voice, percussion instruments, Adam Sypka – bass guitar, voice and Marcin Berner – keyboards, voice, flute, percussion instruments. Their music will be combined with the screening of a part of the latest project by Piotr Zbierski.

The event will be closed by Warte: mal from Copenhagen – dj moving between genres, such as post-hip-hop, ghetto funk, glitch or psychedelic downbeat.

Fotofestiwal Half-way – 21.06, 21:00, P29

Play Dj Late – always open to new and old dj sounds, which has lost most of the last decade in various underground Krakow spots. He promoted there mainly funk, soul and disco from the 70s and 80s. He does not avoid the good ‘new’ disco, house and other branches of contemporary music to dance. Dj Late will be supported by Primo Ultimo and Softa-Man. We will also watch a slide show of projects awarded by the prestigious Lens Culture magazine and a series selected by the French Circulations Festival.

Closing Event – 29.06, 21:00, Niebostan

Głębokie Pasmo + Supernatural slide show prepared by Emre Kuheylan

Jazxing is Mateusz Filipiuk and Jakub Sautycz, musicians and DJs from Gdańsk, who during their several years of activity, released albums in the cooperation with  The Very Polish Cut Outs (Sampler Vol. 3), Trasatlantyk (North/South EP), Father And Son Records And Tapes (FASRAT #1 Compilation) and on Polena Recordings in November 2018 (Moon Call EP).

Compositions of this duo were played by Jimpster, Hunee, Eddie C, Bell Towers, Bradley Zero, Akirahawks, Les Yeaux Orange. Their interpretation of the song “A maybe by” by Transport Band has already 1,500,000 views.
Since 2014 they have been fulfilling themselves as organizers of the educational cycle – Gdansk School Disco and Hypnotic Tango events.

Mitura – a member of the capital’s Deep Range collective, initiator and main planner of the #pasmopodcast series, where leading Polish and foreign artists connected with electronic music presented their mixes. Thanks to him, on the Vistula River one could hear a number of house music figures such as Tornado Wallace, Hunee, Max Graef, Eddie C or Mr Beatnick. In his sets he presents a wide spectrum of dance music.

The photography screening curated by Emre Küheylan discusses the concept of supernatural with different perspectives. In this screening, we go on a journey with 8 projects from 8 photography artists around the world.

On blurry frontier between reality and fiction, we will try to explore the relationship between what is visible and non visible. We will enter a dream world where we will search souls and interpret dreams. Then we will witness rituals and spells of rural communities and travel to seance rooms to search spiritualism.

Artists & Projects:

Amy Friend – Dare Alla Luce
Antone Dolezal – Part of Fortune and Part of Spirit
Emanuele Camerini – The Twelfth Night
Gabriel Isak – The Blue Journey
Jesse Taylor Koechling – Noncorpa
Sarah Bouillaud – Le Voyage Fantastique
Shannon Taggart – Seance
Terje Abusdal – Slash & Burn

In addition, we invite you to two meetings with a more relaxing formula:

FOTO-GRILL, 23.06, from 14:00, Art_Inkubator

Do you have to add anything more? We see each other on the ramp in Art_Inkubator. It will be something to grill and drink, but as you prefer – according to tradition – bring yours.

Fortune-telling with Fotofestiwal, 30/06, from 16:00, Art_Inkubator,

Siesta and talks about this year’s edition with the festival team. We invite you to jointly relax and plan for an even better future.


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