Acoustic Gestures – exhibition

Paintings, sound and graphic installations, video works, 2023

BWA Gallery in Bydgoszcz
13.10.2023 – 03.12.2023
The exhibition is part of the Fonomo Music & Film Festival

Exhibition views from Galeria Miejska bwa

Sound installations and video works by Jacek Doroszenko

Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko Acoustic Gestures – Exhibition View 01
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Acoustic Gestures – exhibition

Paintings, sound and graphic installations, video works, 2023

BWA Gallery in Bydgoszcz
13.10.2023 – 03.12.2023
The exhibition is part of the Fonomo Music & Film Festival

Exhibition views from Galeria Miejska bwa

Sound installations and video works by Jacek Doroszenko

Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko are an intermedia artists duo from Warsaw exploring the relationship between sound, image, and space. Jacek Doroszenko is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, and Ewa Doroszenko earned her doctorate in fine arts from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Using a wide range of traditional tools and experimental digital techniques, the artists focus on the acoustic layer of reality in their work. Since 2014, as part of their international artist residencies, Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko have been creating unique scores in the form of video works and graphic installations. The resulting works have been presented by the artists in numerous exhibitions, including at the Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, the Polish Institute in Düsseldorf, Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Matadero Contemporary Art Center in Madrid, Fait Gallery in Brno, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo. The audio-visual exhibition „Acoustic Gestures” at the BWA Art Gallery in Bydgoszcz displays the latest works by the Doroszenko duo, which emphasize the role of the sense of hearing in the process of experiencing the environment.

„Following in the footsteps of the avant-gardists, Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko intuitively let themselves be led by art into its various nooks and crannies, thus experiencing new, sometimes undiscovered stimuli for themselves. (…) We are talking about attempts to integrate the arts, but also – and probably above all – to transcend the determinant of the instrument, the performance possibilities of the musical instrument in the classical sense, of which the performative actions of Charlotte Moormann or John Cage, but also the musical activities of artists such as Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono and, in our backyard, Włodzimierz Kotoński, Krzysztof Penderecki, Andrzej Dobrowolski, Bogusław Schaeffer and Eugeniusz Rudnik with the Polish Radio Experimental Studio and the so-called „sonorism” at the forefront. And while the Doroszenko duo does not refer to these categories literally, they certainly transpose their avant-garde observations and attempts at extending boundaries to our new, contemporary reality, meaning that with the tools at their disposal, the artists explore how the currently dominant technology influences or determines our behaviour.”

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