Digital art installations – Hydro Active City

See pictures from the event at Flickr.

Slide show.

“Hydro Active City” is an innovative exhibition in public space, using the latest tools and mobile technologies (tablets, smartphones, wi-fi), which will be held on  31st May – 2nd June, 2013.

Water is an element that both connects and divides all partners of ART LINE project, in which frames the contest was conducted. This motif has become a natural source of inspiration for artistic exploration of hydroactive art works, understood as inspired by water in the broadest sense of the term – geographical, chemical, hydrological, literary or symbolic. An “active” element requires the artists to create works that engage the viewer and not just put them in the passive situation of a viewer. The artworks in a natural way will weave into the urban fabric and will revitalise the passage, running along the Radunia river canal, between Heveliusza and Krosna street.

The competition was organised by the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre within the international art project, ART LINE. Out of 50 proposals from Poland, Sweden, Germany, Lithuania, Russia and Denmark, an international jury panel chose 4 projects that have been completed and will be presented at the exhibition:

• the Little Ice Age, Olga Warabida & Mariusz Samól (Poland)

• Message in a bottle, Maciej Wojnicki (Poland)

• Water Memory, Piotr Wyrzykowski (Poland)

• Post-Fishing Post, Justinas Gaigalas and Rytis Urbanskas (Lithuania)-honorable mention.

The post-contest exhibition “Hydro active city” will be accompanied by a Digital Forms Festival, presenting in public space interactive installations inspired by water. To participate in this event we have invited: Iwona Zając, Marcin Dymiter & Franczak Ludomir Franczak, Honorata Martin, Alina Zemojdzin & Artur Trzcinski, Kamila Chomicz & Krzysztof Topolski, Hertzsmertz & Ebola Ape. Mazzoll and Fluidations, C4030.

The exhibition opens in the afternoon on 31st May, 2013 and lasts until 2nd June, 2013 . The work will be presented to viewers in the afternoon, and each day will end the evening surprise. We encourage participants to bring their own tablets and Smartphones (prepared applications will work on Android). For viewers who do not have such equipment, the organiser will provide to enable them participation.


31 MAY, 2013

Hydro Active City

5.00 pm- opening of the exhibition “Hydro active city” Square near Stajenna street, Gdansk

5.30-8.00 pm – a tour with artists round the exhibition: Piotr Wyrzykowski „Water Memory”/ Maciej Wojnicki „Message in a bottle”/ Olga Warabida & Mariusz Samol „Little Ice Age”/ Justinas Gaigalas & Rytis Urbanskas “Post-fishing Post”

Digital Forms Festival

BSCC Parking lot, Bielańska street, Gdansk:

8.00 pm: C4030

Installations: “Windows” by Kamila Chomicz & Arszyn, “DoWody” by Honorata Martin, „MOŻEMORZE” by Marcin Dymiter (BSCC, 33/35 Korzenna street, Gdansk)

Food by Fukafe

9.30 pm: Hertzshmertz & Ebola Ape “The treasures and shipwrecks – marine audio-visual stories”

1 JUNE, 2013

Hydro Active City

4.00-8.00 pm: Exhibition Hydro active city

Digital Forms Festival

4.00-8.00 pm: Iwona Zajac „Shipyard on air”,, corner of 30 Jana z Kolna  street, Gdansk

5.00-7.00 pm: Alina Zemojdzin & Artur Trzcinski „Hydro laboratory”, square behind NOT, Wodopoj street

BSCC Parking lot, Bielanska street, Gdansk

8.00 pm: Installations: „Windows” by Kamila Chomicz & Arszyn; „DoWody” by Honorata Martin, „MOŻEMORZE” by Marcin Dymiter BSCC, 33/35 Korzenna street, Gdansk), “Liquid video session” by The one minutes (BSCC Gallery)

9.30 pm: Mazoll & Fluidations

2 JUNE, 2013

Hydro Active City

4.00-8.00 pm:  Exhibition Hydro active city

Digital Forms Festival

4.00-8.00 pm: „Shipyard on air” by Iwona Zajac,, corner of 30 Jana z Kolna  street, Gdansk

8.00 pm:– „ Total Sound Space” by Marcin Dymiter & Ludomir Franczak, cape by the Small Mill, Wielkie Młyny street, Gdansk

„Coloroscopes” by Alina Zemojdzin & Artur Trzcinski, 17 Rybaki Górne Street, Gdansk

Additional information:

Hydro Active City is a post-project to the conference “Art in Public Space – Festival or Not?” in Gdansk, Poland, (May 17-18).   Three installations are presented in the city-space of Gdansk. They are all winners in a contest for art work using digital media technology in public space.

All works are interactive and involve people both in city space and online. By augmented reality and other digital media technologies the particpants along the Radunia-channel will be able to experience art in unconventional ways.

A jury of Jacob Lillemose (DEN), Ryszard W. Kluszczyński (PL) and Peter Hagdahl (SE) and the organizers chose three projects out of 50 proposals:

Message in a bottle, by Maciej Wojnicki

Water Memory, by Piotr Wyrzykowski

Little Ice Age, by Olga Zofia Warabida & Mariusz Samól

Honorary mention and realization: Post-Fishing Post”, Justinas Gaigalas and Rytis Urbanskas

The conference and the public art realizations are organized by the Gdansk City Gallery and the Baltic Sea Culture Centre and are a part of the international art project Art Line. Art Line is a three year-long project in between fourteen art institutions, museums and academies in Poland, Sweden, Russia, Lithuania and Germany. Artists show art projects on the public institutions of our partners, but also on the sea, on the ferries touring in between Sweden and Poland, as interactive art works on the internet, in housing areas, in city centers and as experiments in technological laboratories.

Art Line is partly financed by the EU program The South Baltic Cross-Border Programme, the European Regional Development Fund. The European Commission appointed Art Line as a Flagship-project.  It is now part of the Action Plan for the Baltic Sea Strategy.
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