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PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL 2018
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  • artists
  • pyrformers
  • tutors
  • installation artists
  • organisers

    Punto y Raya and CeTA have joined forces to produce the seventh edition of the benchmark event for Abstract Art in Motion.
    Based in Barcelona, MAD is a non-profit association devoted to cultural engineering through the development of projects involving Art, Science and Technology.
    Based in Wroclaw, Poland, CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center) is an innovative cultural facility working in the field of new visual technologies, primarily for use in cinematography.


    PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL    SEVENTH FESTIVAL EDITION

    Punto y Raya Festival arrives in Poland! The seventh edition of "the most abstract festival in the world" will take place from October 25th-28th 2018 in Wroclaw, offering its traditional meeting point for artists and lovers of the best Abstract Art in Motion.

    On this occasion, we will be hosted and coproduced by CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center), heir of the exquisite legacy of the Wrocław Feature Film Studio (1954-2011), and an innovative production and post-production centre. Complementary installations and workshops for all audiences will be held at the Four Domes Pavilion (Museum of Contemporary Art), and Barbara, right at the heart of the city.

    Four intensive and wonderful days of pure Form, Colour, Motion and Sound await us, hosted by this lovely city, whose history dates back over thousand years and has been dubbed Best European Destination in 2018.

    Punto y Raya Festival 2018
    ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE
    15:00 h  //  Pawilon Czterech Kopuł
    > Workshop
    Abstract Contrasts
    Barbara Przerwa
    19:30 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Special Event
    Opening Ceremony
    Meet the creators
    20:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Screening
    Towards Abstraction
    Polish Short Film Panorama
    Anna Głowińska
    22:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > PyRformance
    kinoMANUAL + Pin Park Live
    Handmade Retrofuture AudioVisual
    KinoManual Pin Park
    10:00 h  //  CeTA > Sala Kinowa
    > MasterClass
    Art-science / art-engineering interactions
    Four decades of experimentation
    Vibeke Sørensen
    12:00 h  //  CeTA > Sala Kinowa
    > MasterClass
    Recontextualizing Textures
    From the ordinary to the extraordinary to the cosmic
    Thorsten Fleisch
    16:00 h  //  Pawilon Czterech Kopuł
    > Junior Workshop
    Abstraction’s Breath
    Barbara Przerwa
    16:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Screening
    OFFICIAL COMPETITION: Reel # 1
    Abstract Art in Motion
    18:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Screening
    OFFICIAL COMPETITION: Reel # 2
    Abstract Art in Motion
    20:30 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Screening
    OFFICIAL COMPETITION: Reel # 3
    Abstract Art in Motion
    22:30 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > PyRformance
    The Janus Switch
    David Stout
    10:00 h  //  CeTA > Sala Kinowa
    > MasterClass
    Immersive Animated Experiences
    When the physical world and experimental animation collide
    Bonnie Mitchell
    10:00 h  //  Barbara
    > Junior Screening
    Mind-wandering and other journeys
    The oneiric space around conscious thought
    11:00 h  //  Pawilon Czterech Kopuł
    > Junior Workshop
    The Mystery of Abstraction
    Monika Krysztofińska
    11:00 h  //  Barbara
    > Junior Screening
    Look up and around
    Abstraction in Everyday Life
    12:00 h  //  CeTA > Sala Kinowa
    > MasterClass
    Complexity and Patternicity
    How early experiments led me to Punto y Raya
    John Osborne
    12:00 h  //  Barbara
    > Junior Screening
    Visual Music for Family Audiences
    See what you hear
    13:30 h  //  Pawilon Czterech Kopuł
    > Workshop
    Abstract Flows
    Barbara Przerwa
    15:30 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Screening
    OFFICIAL COMPETITION: Reel # 4
    Abstract Art in Motion
    16:00 h  //  Pawilon Czterech Kopuł
    > Junior Workshop
    Blot Chase
    Barbara Przerwa
    17:30 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Screening
    OFFICIAL COMPETITION: Reel # 5
    Abstract Art in Motion
    20:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Screening
    OFFICIAL COMPETITION: Reel # 6
    Abstract Art in Motion
    22:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Special Event
    Award Ceremony + Screening
    23:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > PyRformance
    kynd + Yaporigami Live
    Kenichi YonedaYu Miyashita
    10:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > MasterClass
    Exercise in Abstraction
    Intercity dialogue
    Olga WroniewiczAga Jarząb
    10:00 h  //  Barbara
    > Junior Screening
    Mind-wandering and other journeys
    The oneiric space around conscious thought
    11:00 h  //  Barbara
    > Junior Screening
    Look up and around
    Abstraction in Everyday Life
    12:00 h  //  CeTA > Cybulski Studio A
    > Screening
    British Short Film Panorama
    Nag Vladermersky
    12:00 h  //  Barbara
    > Junior Screening
    Visual Music for Family Audiences
    See what you hear
    16:00 h  //  Pawilon Czterech Kopuł
    > Junior Workshop
    Abstraction from the Ruler
    Barbara Przerwa
    ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

    SHORT FILM COMPETITION

    This year we received 757 eligible entries from the record number of 56 countries.

    These are the 106 selected films structured into six 70' reels. The screenings will conclude with a Q&A session with artists in attendance and open to audience participation.


      Screening Reels
    GUEST SCREENINGS

    Ania Głowińska, progarmme coordinator at Animator Festiwal in Poznań, returns to PyR to curate and introduce our opening activity: the Polish Short Film Panorama. And to close the festival on Sunday, Nag Vladermersky, artistic director of the London International Animation Festival, will introduce his British Short Film Panorama, spanning various decades in one of the current main production countries in the genre.

    MASTERCLASSES

    Electrifying experiments with textures and magnetism by Thorsten Fleisch (DE); physically immersive experiences created by Bonnie Mitchell (US); Vibeke Sørensen (SI) discusses her pioneer work at the intersection between Art, Science and Engineering; John Osborne (CA) explores the wonders of Complexity and Patternicity, and Aga Jarząb (Wroclaw) & Olga Wroniewicz (Warsaw) discuss strategies for the production of Abstract Animation with Design and Fine Art Students.

    GUEST PYRFORMANCES

    To close each day, we’ll celebrate with PyRformances (live cinema / audiovisual concerts) by kynd + Yaporigami (JP/US/DE) with a multichannel, digitally hand-painted session; David Stout (US), with his mesmerising The Janus Switch, and KinoManual + Pin Park (PL), exploring various analogue & mixed techniques in image and sound.

    ACADEMY FOR STUDENTS

    Discussing the work of four Polish painters exhibited at the Four Domes Pavilion, Barbara Przerwa proposes a contrasting dialogue between Expressionist and Geometrical Abstraction, and observe the abstract painters' fascination for the materials and their possibilities. Participants are invited to explore the relationship between diverse styles of abstract art and the gestures & body movement hidden behind them.

    INSTALLATIONS

    During the festival days, the Four Domes Pavilion houses five video installations by deluxe artists such as Larry Cuba (US), Robert Seidel (DE), Max Hattler (HK), Bogumił Misala (PL) and David Stout (US). Five personal spaces, five unique voices exploring light, form, and motion through time. And in the Has Studio / CeTA, IP Group (PL) sets up an overwhelming immersive experience through geometric mindscapes.

    ACTIONS
    JUNIOR ACTIVITIES

    As every year, our youngest audience will have their rightful place at PyR Festival. The 2018 Junior Programme comprises Abstract Film Screenings curated specialy for family audiences (including some works produced BY children aged 6 through 12), and various animation, dance & fine art Workshops housed by the Four Domes Pavilion and Barbara, in downtown Wroclaw.

    JOIN US IN WROCLAW THIS OCTOBER!

    PyR18 @ CeTA


    VENUES
    CeTA
    CeTA  Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych
     Wystawowa 1 51-618
    > website

    CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center), is an innovative cultural facility working in the field of new visual technologies, primarily for use in cinematography. Heir of the exquisite legacy of the Wrocław Feature Film Studio (1954-2011), it houses sound stages, chemical labs, scenography workshops, actors’ dressing-rooms, props and costumes. Around 500 films were made in the Wrocław studio, many of which took a permanent place in the history of Polish cinema. 

    Cybulski Studio A
    Cybulski Studio A
    With 250 seats (accommodating +350 standing spectators), here we'll be hosting our Competition & Guest Screenings, as well as the live PyRformances.
    Sala Kinowa
    Sala Kinowa
    This gorgeous screening room will be the home to our Academy Programme.
    This room has a special place in history: here, eminent Polish directors like Wojciech Jerzy Has, Stanisław Lenartowicz and Sylwester Chęciński sat to watch the first versions of their films.
    Has Studio B
    Has Studio B
    This top-notch film studio, equipped with a 330 sq m greenbox studio, bluebox studio with system motion control, a sound studio, computer labs and much more, will lend us its auditorium for IP Group's installation Transforma.


    Pawilon Czterech Kopuł
    Pawilon Czterech Kopuł
     ul. Wystawowa 1
    51-618
    > website

    The Four Domes Pavilion, the seat of the new branch of the National Museum in Wrocław, was built in 1912. In 1953 it became part of the Film Studios in Wrocław, and the exhibition rooms were repurposed to serve this new function, destroying the original layout. After the Film Studios’ prolonged decline in the 1990s, the Four Domes Pavilion was designated for the contemporary art collection of the National Museum in 2009. The overhaul to restore the building to its original function was completed in 2013-2015.

    This wonderful building will house Punto y Raya Installations & workshops for all audiences during the festival.



    Barbara
    Barbara
     ul. Świdnicka 8B
    50-067
    > website

    Barbara is a unique, lively place located in the centre of Wrocław. Thanks to its original interior which combines traditional style with modern design, every event will turn out more classy.

    With 100 seats, the Culture Room at Barbara will house the JUNIOR Screenings from 10am-3pm during the festival.

    ORGANISER
    Ana Santos
    Ana Santos   Direction & Production

    BA in Graphic Design and Photography. She works as a freelance art director and web designer.

    Founder member of MAD.

    Nöel Palazzo
    Nöel Palazzo   Direction & Production

    Screenwriter and researcher. She occasionally delves into making experimental videos and animations, and lectures and writes essays as a film critic. A couple of her short films have been awarded internationally.

    Since 2008 she's been a member of the iotaCenter's Advisory Council (Los Angeles, CA) and coordinator of the Spanish speaking community at the Visual Music Village.

    She acts as a juror for various international film & animation festivals, and curates special programmes of avantgarde animation.

    Monika Łuszpak-Skiba
    Monika Łuszpak-Skiba   Head of Production & PR

    With a background in Fine Arts, Monika has a BA in Cultural Studies from the University of Wroclaw, Poland.

    She worked in project development, cultural management, and marketing for various multinational companies. Since 2016, Monika is the project coordinator of the educational department at CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center) in Wroclaw, organising courses and workshops, and implementing training programmes for professionals in new media and the film industry. She occasionally lectures and contributes papers on various art subjects.

    Jasna Čakarun
    Jasna Čakarun   International Comunication & Coordination

    BA in English and Russian Language and Literature, MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience. Works as a freelance translator and editor, and has several years of experience in hospitality, having worked as the Head of Hospitality at various films festivals such as Animateka, the Slovenian Film Festival, and others. Unsurprisingly, she enjoys the arts, languages, music, and people.

    Arleta Staszak
    Arleta Staszak   Local Communication

    Arleta holds a master's degree in Journalism and Social Communication from the University of Wrocław.

    She worked as a senior account executive at Ego Public Relations from 2009-2013, and collaborated in various festivals such as Wro Biennale and New Horizons.

    Since 2014 she is the PR and Marketing Specialist at CeTA (Center for Audiovisual Technology) in Wroclaw, where she handles media relations, internet marketing, and public communication, preparing advertising materials and cooperating with graphic designers and printing houses.

    Dariusz  Jackowski
    Dariusz Jackowski   Technical Coordinator

    Multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and specialist in the field of application of generative systems in music & audio programming. He collaborated with many renowned artists, musicians and composers. He performed, amongst others, in the Musica Polonica Nova, the ISMC World Music Days, and the Avant Art festivals.

    He is the originator of various types of innovative projects combining music and modern technologies.

    He works at CeTA in Wrocław, where he continues his research, collaborates with artists, carries out sound synthesis workshops, and conducts improvisational orchestras.

    COLLABORATORS

    CeTA



    Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa NarodowegoGeneralitat de CatalunyaFour Domes PavilionStrefa Kultury Wrocław

    AnimatoriotaCenterJapan FoundationOKIS

    Academy of Fine Arts and Design WroclawPolish-Japanese Academy
of Information TechnologySchool of Art, Design and Media, NTUSchool of Creative Media at City University Hong KongCCollege of Music (University of North Texas)

    Wrocław Contemporary TheatreMiejska Biblioteka Publiczna we WrocławiuMPK WrocławFood Think TankOskar Zieta


    ORGANISED BY

    mad

    CeTA

    WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

    Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa NarodowegoGeneralitat de CatalunyaFour Domes PavilionStrefa Kultury Wrocław

    AnimatoriotaCenterJapan FoundationOKIS

    Academy of Fine Arts and Design WroclawPolish-Japanese Academy
of Information TechnologySchool of Art, Design and Media, NTUSchool of Creative Media at City University Hong KongCCollege of Music (University of North Texas)

    Wrocław Contemporary TheatreMiejska Biblioteka Publiczna we WrocławiuMPK WrocławFood Think TankOskar Zieta

    WE HEARTFULLY THANK

    Österreichisches Kulturforum Warschau and Marcin Giżycki, without whom, none of this would have been possible.

    Our deluxe jury and all the volunteers for their kind work.