Vernissage: November 10th, Thursday, 7pm
ART SPACE SWAP event: November 17th, Thursday, 7pm
You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening “Augmented City” by Norbert Delman on 10.11 (Thursday) at 7pm. The presentation is the final project of the bilateral residential program WRSW|BRLN 2016. Additionally, you are welcome to join us with your project proposal during Art Spaces Swap, a conversational event on exchange possibilities between independent art spaces in Warsaw and Berlin, on 21.11 (Monday) at 7pm. Both events will take place in NON Berlin gallery (Chausseestr. 11 / Entrance Tiekstr.1a, Berlin-Mitte).
“Augmented city” is a guided tour through Warsaw based on physical run through virtual reality mediated by projected recording. Key element is the dynamic form of depicting the city from first person perspective. The artist moves on the track. Track is connected to computer mouse’s scroll. Depending on a speed of the run, presentation is projected in a different pace. Artist controls the intensity of sightseeing: he can speed up the tempo, slow down or stop to take a breath. It shows the connection between body and virtual reality. Apart from the bodily effort, Delman is also constantly responding to projected topography of the city, which can demand strong and more direct or distant reaction.
The tour takes around 30 minutes. During this time Delman is able to show Warsaw only from his personal point of view, he chooses subjectively meaningful elements of the composition. Presented perspective is the one of a person born in Warsaw, who recalls his childhood, block of flats’ adolescence and functioning in post-communist country after ‘89. A couple of kilometers of virtual, emotional composition about Warsaw, propeled by his own body, is not a narrative tour but an attempt to show tensions and problems, that are present in experience of citizens of this city and country.
Born 1989 in Warsaw where he lives and works. Graduated Academy of Fine Art Warsaw in Mirosław Bałka studio 2011-2014 , studied Fine Arts in University College Falmouth 2010 (United Kingdom), graduated with honors from art High School. Young, multidisciplinary artist. Norbert works in several medias (video, sculpture, found objects, installations, performance). This indecisiveness, however it is apparent, because the overriding value of his work is an attempt to illustrate the anxieties and tensions, which he experiences and which is experienced by his peers. His works have been presented at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (2014), MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts in Debrecen (2011), Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2014), Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow (2013). He received a scholarship for residency ESW/RSA Residency for a Polish Artist Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW), Edinburgh, UK (2014) and Residence program InterModem in Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts in Debrecin, Hungary (2011). Scholar of the Minister of Culture in 2016.
November 10th (Thursday), 2016, 7pm
November 11-19th, 2016, 2-7pm
ART SPACE SWAP event
November 21st (Monday), 2016, 7pm
NON BERLIN | Chausseestr. 11 / Entrance Tiekstr.1a, Berlin-Mitte
Fundacja Badań Przestrzeni Publicznej TU, berlinerpool
Fundacja Burdąg, Instytut Badań Przestrzeni Publicznej, Goethe-Institut, Plusnull e.V, Kollegen 2,3, agitPolska e. V. , NON Berlin
The project is co-funded by the Capital City of Warsaw, Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery Berlin/