Trafostacja Sztuki w Szczecinie ul. ┼Üwi─Ötego Ducha 4 OPEN Tue-Sun 11 amÔÇô7 pm +48 91 400 00 49

Zorka Wollny
Environment: A Future Retrospective

installation view
photo: Andrzej Golc

kuratorka: Joanna Warsza


Sat 15 Feb 2020 —
Sat 15 Feb 2020
Sun 16 Feb 2020 —
Sun 29 Mar 2020
Mon 09 Mar 2020
guided tour in English

Mapa Sztuki Szczecina:
Zorka Wollny

Mon 09 Mar 2020
guided tour in Polish

Mapa Sztuki Szczecina:
Zorka Wollny

Mon 09 Mar 2020
Artist Talk
moderated by
Joanna Warsza

Mapa Sztuki Szczecina:
Zorka Wollny

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Due to the existing situation, we are planning to extend the exhibition by two weeks following the end of the state of emergency over the coronavirus lockdown. We hope it will happen as soon as possible!

Saturday / 15.02.2020

14.00-20.00 – door open
15.30 – introduction: Zorka Wollny, Joanna Warsza, Stanis┼éaw Ruksza
16.00-16.15 – music set: N.U. Unruh / Einst├╝rzende Neubauten / Berlin
16.15-16.45 – curatorial guided tour: Joanna Warsza (PL)
16.45-18.30 – Theoretical Tarot with Ewa Majewska about the planet, feminism and weak resistance
17.00-17.30 – music set: N.U. Unruh / Einst├╝rzende Neubauten / Berlin / Q&A
17.30-18.00 – curatorial guided tour: Joanna Warsza (EN)
18.00-18.15 – music set: N.U. Unruh / Einst├╝rzende Neubauten / Berlin
19.00 – concert: Psychedelic Choir / Berlin

This retrospective looks not to the past but to the future, and asks how exhibitions can be carried out with a modest carbon footprint. The environment is typically a system of interpenetrating animate and inanimate elements. Zorka WollnyÔÇÖs environment is acoustic, anthropogenic, artistic, degraded and animated. It comprises artworks, performances, and interactive installations, such as acoustic birdsÔÇÖ nests, sensory cushions made from buoys, and carpets of broken glass. The exhibition is mostly constructed from objects removed from their daily functions in Szczecin and surroundings, for example in a shipyard, paper mill, or cable factory. Some of these objects will be repaired and then restored to operation after the show closes.

For the past 15 years Wollny has been interested in the traffic between choreography, music, and visual culture, contributing to the performative revival in art. She has often composed scores performed with the participation of the audience, and problematizing everyday behaviour. Many of these works are presented here in the form of video documentation. WollnyÔÇÖs Environment as created at TRAFO also sums up her different experiments with physicality, acoustics, and the rituals of everyday life, proposing caring exhibition practices and a reflection on how to practise art in the face of climate catastrophe, both within the four walls of the gallery and beyond.

The works presented at the exhibition were created in collaboration with the following artists: Christine Sch├Ârkhuber, Kalle Enkellman, Jasmine Guffond, Psychedelic Choir, Polin Choir, Ma┼égorzata Mazur, Anna Szwajgier, Andrzej Wasilewski, N.U Unruh (Einst├╝rzende Neubauten), the employees of the Szczecin Shipyard.

Commissioned by TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin in collaboration with CTM Festival 2020 Berlin, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the steirischer herbst festival, with support from the Szczecin Shipyard and Habia Cable.