WRO 01 <<
introductionary essay <<
net activities <<
special screenings <<
PL << EN <<
In the displays of Bagatela theater's building a set of warping mirrors (just as those in amusement parks) hang.
People standing on the nearby streetcar stop can view their twisted and bent reflections. In the same time they are observed by a set of industrial cameras concealed in the mirrors (recording the people's faces) and another one attached to the streetcar stop's roof (focus on the people's warped images).
Signal from a random camera (or several of them regulated by a sequencer) is presented on a telebeam placed on the front of the theater.
Third fold of the action is streaming to the Internet, where on a specially arranged web page views from the cameras as well as the action's description is available for guests.
Real time presentation enables enjoying the action from any place, also on a screen in Wroc³aw within the confines of show for WRO 2001.
Spectators-participants, their deformed faces, privacy and spontaneous behavior become objects of public observation.
Aleksander Janicki (Krakow) - graphic artist, photographer, graphic designer, stage manager, video artist, creator of multimedia installations.
A performance, in which the audience through the Internet collectively steers the artist's activities.
The performer finds herself in an isolated space, and has to her disposition a set of simple objects of everyday use, such as matches, a jug, a book, a pen, etc. The space with the person inside is monitored by a camera, and the registered image is transmitted by the Internet in the real time, constituting at the same one of the elements of the www page, through which the audience controlls and influences the artist's activities.
The www page contains the interface in the form of a set of icons representing objects and activities, a window with the set of recently choosen commands, and the transmission window.
The audience - using Internet connected computers, defines and sends commands for the performer, who observes them on the screen, interprets and executes. Her actions are observed in the preview widow on the www page.
Anna Plotnicka graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroc³aw. She is a performance and installation artist. Participated in several exhibitions and art manifestations in Poland, Europe and USA.