SOBIESZEWO ISLAND CONFERENCE (GDAŃSK, PL)

The Sobieszewo Island Conference took place in Gdańsk, Poland in May 2022 with the below-listed participants and the schedule that was planned carefully beforehand.

For the written strategies of the Nature of Us and Sobieszewo Island Conference, please see the section WRITINGS.

The following is the photo journal of the Nature of Us by Tomek Zerek and the video from the recordings on the island, created by Emil Neumann (https://www.instagram.com/neumaneumaneuma/).

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Program of the Sobieszewo Island conference | 18-21 May 

18.05 (Wednesday)

Arrival day (individually confirmed transfers to the island including public transport)

18:30-20:00 – Welcome evening gathering for the participants (venue: GAK)

19.05 (Thursday)

10:00-11:00 – Opening Circle RITUAL with Alicja Czyczel (around the huts)

11:30-13:30 – Local Guides – interactive guided walk prepared by The City Culture Institute (walking tour) 

13:30-14:30 – lunch (venue: Art Lab)

14:30-14:50 – Presentation of the Art Lab Wyspa – prof. Grzegorz Klaman, Wyspa Progress Foundation (venue: Art Lab)

15:00-16:30 – Presentation and discussion with Zsuzsanna Rózsavölgyi and Zuzanna Berendt & Anna Majewska, Curatorial Workgroup (venue: Art Lab)

16:30-17:00 – coffee break

17:00-18:30 – Presentation and discussion with Zden Brungot Svíteková and Zuzanna Berendt & Anna Majewska, Curatorial Workgroup (venue: Art Lab)

18:30-19:30 – Presentation by Nicoleta Carpineanu AKA Nico de Transilvania (venue: Art Lab)

21:00 – 22:00 – Moderated wrap up of the day and discussion with Maja Hriešik and Ewan McLaren (venue: Tawerna pod Łososiem)

20.05 (Friday)

10:00-11:00 – Morning practice – audio walk Choreography of Imagining the Future 2022 by Aleks Borys (location: forest near the huts) – https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/g4AL5gAX7Fc5mvfz9

11:00-12:30 – Ocean of changes – interactive workshop with the Climate and Ocean Research and Education Laboratory, IOPAN (location: beach entrance no 7, Trałowa street)

13:00-14:00 – lunch (venue: Art Lab)

14:00-15:30 – Presentation and discussion with Jana Tereková and Katarzyna Słoboda (venue: Art Lab)

15:30-16:00 – coffee break

16:00-17:30 – Presentation and discussion with Bartosz Ostrowski and collective and Katarzyna Słoboda (venue: Art Lab)

17:30-17:45 – coffee break

Moderated wrap up of the day and discussion with Maja Hriešik and Ewan McLaren (venue: Art Lab)

19:30-21:00 – Closing circle RITUAL on the beach with Alicja Czyczel (location: beach entrance no 7, Trałowa street)

21.05 (Saturday)

Departure day – individually confirmed transfers to the island including public transport

Participants of THE NATURE OF US conference

Project Partners:

Maja Hriešik – PlaST – Contemporary Dance Platform (SK)

Soňa Kúdeľová – PlaST – Contemporary Dance Platform (SK)

Ewan McLaren – Live Performance Bazaar (CZ)

Lucia Simáškova – Live Performance Bazaar (CZ)

Nisa Sevim Live Performance Bazaar (CZ)

Gergelly Tallo – Workshop Foundation (HU)

Karolina Wycisk – Polka dot Foundation/Performat Production (PL)

Ula Zerek – Polka dot Foundation (PL)

Project Artists of research sessions:

Zden Brungot Svíteková (CZ)

Bárbara Cordeiro (PT)

Bartosz Ostrowski (PL)

Matthew Rogers (CZ/USA)

Zsuzsanna Rózsavölgyi (HU)

Jana Tereková (SK)

Katinka Wissing (DK)

Conference Delegates:

Martina Hajdyla-Lacová (CZ)

Michal Kindermay (CZ)

Martin Krištof (SK)

Bartosz Mroczkowski (PL)

Magdalena Siemaszko (PL)

Katarzyna Słoboda (PL)

Kinga Szemessy (HU)

Łukasz Wójcicki (PL)

Conference Guests and Experts:

Zuzanna Berendt – Curatorial Workgroup (PL)

Anna Majewska – Curatorial Workgroup (PL)

Aleksandra Koroza, M.Sc. – the Climate and Ocean Research and Education Laboratory, IOPAN (PL)

Paulina Pakszys, Ph.D. – the Climate and Ocean Research and Education Laboratory, IOPAN (PL)

Ida Ślęzak – University of Warsaw (PL)

Marta Wojewódka-Przybył, Ph.D. – Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)

Nicoleta Carpineanu AKA Nico de Transilvania – artist (RO)

Alicja Czyczel – artist (PL)

Tereza Ondrováartist (CZ)

Petra Tejnorova – artist (CZ)

Conference Local Partners:

Grzegorz Klaman, Prof. ASP – Wyspa Progress Foundation (PL)

Aleksandra Kminikowska – The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (PL)

Magdalena Pałka – The City Culture Institute (PL)

Beata Szalkowska – Gdańsk Archipelago of Culture Wyspa Skarbów (PL)

Practical information

Accommodation:

Wakacje z Alicją huts

Street: Trałowa 20

+48 503 176 509

www.wakacjezalicja.pl

Venues:

  1. Art Lab 

Street: Kempingowa 95
www.wyspaart.pl

  1. GAK Wyspa Skarbów

Street: Turystyczna 3
www.gak.gda.pl/placowki/wyspaskarbow/

  1. Tawerna pod Łososiem
    Street: Trałowa 20
    www.tawernapodlososiem.pl
  2. Beach entrance no 7

Following Trałowa street

Practical map of the island:

http://wyspa-sobieszewska.pl/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/mapa-wyspy1.jpg

Public transport to the city centre and the railway station:

Bus 112

From the railway station (city centre) to the island:
Direction: Przegalina (from stop: Dworzec Główny to stop: Trałowa Szkoła)
From the island to the railway station (city centre)

Direction: Wały Piastowskie (from stop: Trałowa Szkoła to stop: Dworzec Główny)

Time line: https://ztm.trojmiasto.pl/trasa/112/

ABOUT

At the Sobieszewo Island Conference (Gdansk, PL), the project’s four invited performing arts creators currently developing new work and natural or social scientists working with them will share their experiences to date, with an emphasis on chosen approaches. It’s an opportunity for all delegates to work together to think outside the box, take part in panel discussions with artists, experts and researchers, follow diverse formats of workshops, site specific and participatory events, interactive walks and exploration of Sobieszewo Island and get a deeper understanding of our project’s artistic research sessions.

The location’s natural surroundings are meaningful: included in Polish nature protection programs Natura 2000 and Protected Landscape Area; the widespread natural land and seascapes with visible traces of human interference provide context for discussions on maintaining ecological balance with active care for the natural environment and development.
Creative meetings will take place partially in the Art Lab venue in the middle of the forest, at local partner venues like the Gdańsk Archipelago of Culture, and last but not least – in the open air.

The AIMS of the conference are to:

  • explore within interdisciplinary groups new ways of communicating through the innovating performing arts,
  • present approaches developed by the artists invited to the artistic research sessions 
  • provide participants with conditions to meaningfully reflect on the complex themes concerning our natural world through the arts
  • trigger future new collaborations between innovating performing arts and science,
  • The long-term goal of the project is to introduce new models and roles in the innovating performing arts in a changing World, with an overall approach to creating a sensitive and responsible communities.


photo by Grzegorz Czyczel
photo by Grzegorz Czyczel
photo by Grzegorz Czyczel
photo by Grzegorz Czyczel
photo by Tomek Zerek
photo by Tomek Zerek