LAZNIA 1 2014 - Soundplay Festival
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, 1 Jaskółcza Str.
St. Johns Centre, 50 Świętojańska Str.
Gdańsk City Gallery 2, 13/15 Powroźnicza Str.
Rudy Decelière / Anna Friz / John Grzinich / Konrad Korabiewski / Kristján Loðmfjörð / Christina Kubisch / BJ Nilsen / Porcje Rosołowe / Martyna Poznańska / Jon Wozencroft / Jana Winderen
24 June – 29 June 2014
Opening: 24th June, 6 pm at GCG 2
Curator: Krzysztof “Arszyn” Topolski
Soundplay is a project launched by Laznia CCA in 2012. In previous years it included a series of workshops on the art of sound which were summarized by a publication consisting of theoretic texts. The next step of the project is the Soundplay Festival. Its first edition will take place in Gdańsk between 24th – 29th of June 2014. During this time, numerous concerts, lectures, workshops and installations will be presented in  Laznia CCA in the Lower Town, in Gdansk City Gallery 2 on Powroźnicza Str. and in the St. Johns Centre.
The sound art festival Soundplay 2014, will mainly focus on works related to the broad practice of field recording.
Christina Kubisch will organize the 50th edition of her Electrical Walks project, in which she invites the audience to listen to the ‘music’ of electromagnetic fields that fill the center of Gdańsk. Every person will have a chance to borrow specially designed headphones and follow the route prepared by the artist. Kubisch will also give a concert based on scanning the electromagnetic fields present at the concert venue. Jana Winderen will present a spatial, multi-channeled concert and take part in a artist in residency programme, during which she will realize field recordings at the wildlife reserve Ptasi Raj. American artist living in Estonia, John Grzinich, will lead the workshop on listening and audiosphere. The results of this workshop will be presented on the 25th of June in Laznia CCA. On the 26th – 27th of June the festival will move to the St. Johns Center, where concerts and performances will take place.
Jon Wozencroft, the founder of London’s recording studio Touch, will give a lecture, and together with BJ Nilsen, will lead a workshop on field recording in Laznia CCA. Nilsen, will also give a concert. Martyna Poznańska will present her field recordings in form of a concert. While The Art Book Orchestra  is a project from the crossroads of performance, sound installation and art book, by the artist Konrad Korabiewski, who will also present the film NS-12, made in a cooperation with Kristján Loðmfjörð.
Concerts, performances, lectures and workshops will be accompanied by the exhibition of sound installations presented in Gdansk City Gallery 2, where works of: Kacper Ziemianin, Rudy Decelière, Porcje Rosołowe, Justyna Kociszewska and Małgorzata Słomska will be presented. During the opening on the 24th of June, an improvised concert by Mateusz Wysocki and Rudy Decelière will take place.
Additionally, within this year’s Soundplay, Anna Friz will take part in a residency at the Marine Station in Hel, where she will work on the sound project Submergence.
Festival Programme
21 - 25.06 / Laznia CCA
Sounding Gdańsk - Workshop
Artist: John Grzinich
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24.06 / 7 pm / GCG 2
Opening of the Soundplay exhibition:
“Electrical Walks” Christina Kubisch
“These few flowers” Rudy Decelière
“About Insects” Porcje Rosołowe / Justyna Kociszewska / Małgorzata Słomska
“Around the Clock” Kacper Ziemianin
During the opening a concert by Rudy Decelière and Mateusz Wysocki will take place.
25.06 / 7 pm / CSW Łaźnia
Presentation of “Sounding Gdańsk” workshop results
26.06 / 7 pm /St. Johns Centre
“The Art Book Orchestra” performance by Konrad Korabiewski
“Listening East” concert by Martyna Poznańska
Electromagnetic live performance by Christiny Kubisch
27.06 / 5 pm / Laznia CCA
“Sound Cloud” Lecture by Jon Wozencroft
27.06 / 7 pm / St. Johns Centre
“NS-12” film screening by Kristján Loðmfjörð (sound: Konrad Korabiewski)
“The Eye of the Microphone” concert by BJ Nilsen
Multichannel live performance by Jana Winderen
28.06 / 12 am / Laznia CCA
“Listening Art” Workshop
Artists: Jon Wozencroft, BJ Nilsen
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29.06 / 3 pm / Laznia CCA
Lecture and work presentation by Jana Winderen
Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski.
Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.
Municipal Institution of Culture