Jerzy Rosołowicz’s Concert for 28 Pillows and Sunset is an example of an action-happening. Due to the artist’s strict requirements concerning the venue, atmospheric conditions and technical aspects, the concert is unlikely to ever be performed. It did not happen during his lifetime, so he could only see the performance in his dreams. However, what comes to the fore is the “musicality” of the entire project, which is already indicated by the title and which clearly situates it in the context of experimental music of John Cage and the likes. The musical aspect of the event lies in its potential as a performance planned over a predetermined period of time (time as the basic component of the musical structure).
For the Overinterpretations series, Zorka Wollny will write an original musical and choreographic composition that will exaggerate selected elements of the Concert for 28 Pillows and Sunset. The piece will be prepared in the form of a work-in-progress and performed by a group of people who will take part in special workshops conducted by the artist.
8–11 September, afternoon – workshops with Zorka Wollny.
We will soon inform you about the details of the workshops.
11 September – concert by Zorka Wollny and the workshop group in Popowicki Park
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Zorka Wollny was born in Cracow, she lives and works in Berlin. Her practice is situated at the intersection of music, theatre and the visual arts, and her works are closely connected with space and architecture. She creates acoustic compositions for institutions, factories and empty buildings. She works at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, where she runs the Interdisciplinary Activities Studio. http://www.zorkawollny.net/
Overinterpretations. A series of musical events accompanying the New Normativity. Wrocław ’70 Visual Arts Symposium exhibition
In a sense, overinterpretation is the key to broadening the contextual scope of artistic works. By consistently using it as a curatorial strategy, it is possible to both revalue the existing paradigms of art and disrupt the recipient’s habits of perceptions, which is the main goal of truly experimental creativity.
The Overinterpretations series, which accompanies the exhibition titled New Normativity. Wrocław ’70 Visual Arts Symposium, focuses on two works presented as part of the event: Zbigniew Gostomski’s It Begins in Wrocław (Fragment of a System) and Jerzy Rosołowicz’s Concert for 28 Pillows and Sunset. Situating them in the sphere of formal solutions developed on the basis of experimental music will reveal both the interrelations of media in the area of neo-avant-garde art as well as the topicality of conceptual works from the 1960s and 1970s.
The event accompanies the exhibition New Normativity. Wrocław ’70 Visual Arts Symposium. The exhibition was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund, financed from surcharges for the games under state monopoly, in accordance with art. 80(1) of the Act on Gambling of 19 November 2009. Purchase of works for the MWW collection was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.
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