ABSTRACT ART IN MOTION
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PUNTO Y RAYA JUNIOR 2019
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  • artists
  • pyrformers
  • tutors
  • installation artists
  • organisers

    Punto y Raya and CeTA join forces once again to coproduce a new PyR Festival, on this occasion, in its JUNIOR format.
    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, 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    EIGHTH EDITION (JUNIOR format)

    This extension of Punto y Raya Festival follows the same spirit and features the same activities as the “senior” editions of the world benchmark for Abstract Art in Motion. The difference is that the contents are MADE BY CHILDREN aged under 13 years old.

    The second PyR Junior edition will take place October 4 - 6th 2019, hosted and coproduced by CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center) in Wroclaw, Poland. The Call for Abstract Short Films closed on August 5th, with the participation of children and schools from 10 countries / 28 cities.

    Other activities include live performances -also produced by children, under the guidance -, workshops exploring various disciplines, interactive installations, guest screenings and numerous creative and playful activities to enjoy with the family.

    MASTERS OF CEREMONIES
    Anna Skubik
    Anna Skubik

    Artist, actress and performer. She graduated from the Polish Academy of Theater in Wroclaw, in the Puppetry Department. She has been awarded multiple times in Poland and abroad, and in 2013 she was awarded by the Government of the Lower Silesia for her achievements in the field of culture.

    Arkadiusz Cyran
    Arkadiusz Cyran

    Graduated from the Cracow’s Academy of Dramatic Arts (Wrocław branch), Arkadiusz is a film and theatre actor, instructor, director, poet, and playwright. He writes and directs for Dolnośląski Teatr Młodego Widza, and has appeared on numerous films and tv-series.

    Punto y Raya Junior 2019
    ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

    JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

    This International Showcase features shortfilms created BY children under 13 during workshops held at collaborating institutions, and by various individuals. We received 80 films from 12 countries in our 2019 Call for Entries. 74 films were chosen for this showcase, produced in 24 cities from 4 continents. The films were structured into three Official and one Parallel showcase; the latter -titled 'On the Edge'- features some works that don't meet our criteria fully.


      Screening Reels
    GUEST SCREENINGS

    We begin with the short films created by children during the Kropka i Kreska: Lower Silesia in Abstract Film educational programme. We'll host retrospectives by Halo Echo International Festival and Galeria Entropia, with  films created BY children in their workshops. Introduced by curators Aniela Lubieniecka and Alicja Jodko, respectively. And the Kinowa room will feature abstract shorts made by children and professionals for family audiences.

    GUEST PYRFORMANCES

    LIVE audiovisual performances BY children under the guidance of first rate professionals. Local artists DAKA (PL) will premiere their visual music trilogy Musical Miniatures; the Usaginingen duo (JP) will explore the battle between day & night with creative gadgets and their prototype instruments; and AHomeInProgressFilm (ES) will cast dreams frame by frame, turning reality into a fascinating oneiric world.

    PERMANENT STATIONS

    At these stations in the Main Hall you'll be able to create beautiful patterns, motifs, shapes and colours on paper, canvas, three-dimensional space or even, your own skin. Come and join us to create collective animations and others works together with the festival attendees.

    OPEN ACADEMY

    Abstract Art creation workshops open to children of all ages, to be held at our host venue CeTA and its neighbours the Four Dome Pavilion (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Wroclaw Zoo. The disciplines are animation, fine arts, photography, dance, music composition, and expanded cinema.

    INSTALLATIONS

    CeTA's large Has Studio and Main Hall will host installations created BY children and professionals to help us develop our capacity for abstraction. From variations of videogames such as Pong! and Tetris, to cuddly animal cushions; from immersive screenings to mega-structures built with blocks. Dare to discover, play, share, and change scale from the micro to the macro.

    ACTIONS

    Led by our wonderful MC Anna Skubik, we welcome the audience introducing the participating artists, followed by the screening of the "Making of PyR Junior 2019", with excerpts from the activities carried out throughout the year to produce the festival contents. For the closing event on Sunday evening, after handing out the Audience Awards and numerous gifts, we will celebrate with an odyssey through homemade holograms, guided by AHomeInProgressFilm (ES) and other professionals participating in the event.

    VIEW PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS    
    VENUE
    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
    Cybulski Studio
    With 250 seats (accommodating +350 standing spectators), here we'll be hosting our Official, Parallel & Guest Screenings, as well as the live PyRformances.
    Sala Kinowa
    Sala Kinowa
    This gorgeous screening room will be the home to our JUNIOR Academy Programme and other special screenings.
    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
    Has Studio
    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 accommodate JUNIOR installations.
    Main Hall
    Main Hall
    An ample space right at the entrance, ideal for group activities and workshops. This space will host our four Permanent Stations, and various joint actions and meetings points.
    Lab1
    Lab1
    A workshop room where we will host some of the educational activities. It is located on the first floor.
    Fun Lab
    Fun Lab
    Another of the special rooms for group workshops, located on the first floor and with a capacity for 25 people.
    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 / Chief Curator

    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.

    Edyta Gabała
    Edyta Gabała   Festival Coordinator

    Edyta is a graphic designer and landscape architect with a master degree from the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

    She is the Artistic Project Coordinator at CeTA Audiovisual Technology Center.

    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.

    Agnieszka Szarmach
    Agnieszka Szarmach   Festival Coordinator

    Education Project Coordinator and Marketing Specialist graduated from the University of Wroclaw. She also has a master in Film Studies.

    Agnieszka works in the education department at CeTA Audiovisual Technology in Wroclaw, where she also designs and implements workshops and courses, and coordinates the cooperation with universities and other cultural and commercial institutions.

    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, including Paweł Hendrich, Cezary Duchnowski, Andrzej Bauer, Rafał Augustyn, Krzysztof Wołek, Kostas Georgakopulos and Ainina LeGardon. He performed, amongst others, in the Musica Polonica Nova, the ISMC World Music Days, and the Avant Art festivals.

    He teaches sound synthesis at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Wrocław. He is the author of scientific papers for prestigious conferences, including the International Computer Music Conference.

    He is also 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



    Generalitat de CatalunyaMinisterstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego

    OKISJapan FoundationFour Domes PavilionZoo WroclawKlockowniaHalo Echo

    Galeria EntropiaStara KopalniaMBPAcademy of Fine Arts and Design WroclawZakamarkiZnak

    BobokiDwie SiostryAutorskaPanato SitoFood Think TankMPK



    MEDIA PARTNERS
    www.wroclaw.plTVP3Radio RamRadio WrocławMiasto Dzieci



    PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS
    OKISFour Domes PavilionAkademia Doktora KorczakaStara KopalniaHuta JuliaHydropolis

    Bolesławiecki Ośrodek KulturyMuzeum Miedzi w LegnicyFundacja BazaltInstytut im. Jerzego GrotowskiegoAcademy of Fine Arts and Design WroclawHalo EchoGminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Czernicy

    Fabryka Animacji FANToon ClubMD Herramientas EducativasLa Casa EncendidaAnimadebaDA2MARCO

    Museo de Arte Abstracto Español de CuencaFundación NMACCCCBCDAN. Centro de Arte y Naturleza


    ORGANISED BY

    mad

    CeTA

    WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

    Generalitat de CatalunyaMinisterstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego

    OKISJapan FoundationFour Domes PavilionZoo WroclawKlockowniaHalo Echo

    Galeria EntropiaStara KopalniaMBPAcademy of Fine Arts and Design WroclawZakamarkiZnak

    BobokiDwie SiostryAutorskaPanato SitoFood Think TankMPK



    MEDIA PARTNERS
    www.wroclaw.plTVP3Radio RamRadio WrocławMiasto Dzieci



    PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS
    OKISFour Domes PavilionAkademia Doktora KorczakaStara KopalniaHuta JuliaHydropolis

    Bolesławiecki Ośrodek KulturyMuzeum Miedzi w LegnicyFundacja BazaltInstytut im. Jerzego GrotowskiegoAcademy of Fine Arts and Design WroclawHalo EchoGminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Czernicy

    Fabryka Animacji FANToon ClubMD Herramientas EducativasLa Casa EncendidaAnimadebaDA2MARCO

    Museo de Arte Abstracto Español de CuencaFundación NMACCCCBCDAN. Centro de Arte y Naturleza