thursday, 23 may Open 12 — 19
Municipal Gallery Arsenał

ul. Szyperska 2/6-8, 61-754 Poznań
T. +48 61 852 95 02
E. arsenal@arsenal.art.pl

Opening hours:

Poniedziałek: nieczynne
Wtorek – Sobota: 12 — 19
Niedziela: 12 — 16

Swimming at Dusk
Aga Nowacka, Zofia Tomczyk
17.11.2023–14.01.2024
vernissage: 17.11.2023, 6 PM

only seen with the lights turned off

this feeling of immersing

dreaming space

underneath

night in the middle of the day

 

being in liquid space-time where micro movements can be perceived

sound, darkness, light, presence, images

the softening of the shapes sharpens the senses

light is wondering on the walls

the form smoothly changes its shape

the mind slowly falls asleep and the dream awakens

accidental poetry

dreaming improvisation.


‘Swimming at Dusk’ is an audiovisual space where the dreaminess of light forms mingles with the abstract narratives of ambient and field recordings, so that the tissues of the mind, which analyse on a daily basis, can distract and dream for a while.

Take a flashlight and see what’s hiding in the darkness. There is nothing but a soundscape on the horizon until you appear and start dreaming in it

horizons

just before sunrise

night in the middle of the day


We invite you to a space,

where you can swim at dusk

daydream

notice, how dense is the dream

which is happening

when we silence the reality of the day and

we enter the darkness of the night.

 

Take the colours from the table, use the flashlight from your phone,

go inside and see what is hiding in the dark.

Move freely around the space.

Follow the clues.

 

Explore.

We propose playing with perspective, moving away and getting closer.

Give time to yourself.

And to what wants to emerge in your presence.


‘Swimming at Dusk’ is a project in a fluid form. We create it as a duo – Zofia and Aga. We explore the blending of visual forms and sounds. This is our laboratory for softening the reality.

AGA / Aga Nowacka / visual artist and designer. She works with illustration  and graphic design as well as light design for performances. She creates analogue projections and explores improvisation in the area of ​​image, movement, vocals, and sound.

ZOFIA /Zofia Tomczyk/ works in the fields of movement and sound, mainly improvising. She has been working with dreams as creative material for 8 years. Graduate of the Iceland University of the Arts MA in Performing Arts Programme. Together with Józef Buchnajzer, she forms the duo Józef, Zofia. She collaborates with Aga Nowacka to create audiovisual landscapes. Her solo album ‘Otulenie’ was released in the form of a matchbox by the Ciche Nagrania Recordings.

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