ABOUT THE PROJECT

This project was inspired by the concept of Absolute Cinema and the Punto y Raya and PyR JUNIOR Festivals, also collaborators in this endeavour.

The V4 AbstrACTION partners are currently coproducing the following activities:

1.
15 experimental film workshops for children and parents, where we will research the work from very well-known (and some, not so much) abstract artists from the V4 region. Each workshop focuses on one artist, and we will explore his/her work, discuss what is abstraction and its boundaries, watch some examples, and create our own experimental films inspired by what we see, setting some graphic elements in motion through stop-frame animation.
2.
E-Booklet format containing workshop guidelines and other didactic material for teachers, as well as documentation on the creative processes and final results from this project, translated into the 4 languages in the region. Free download and distribution.
3.
An educational exhibition for children and families of the processes and resulting films from the workshops. The exhibition will be presented in Wrocław and online, and it will also feature interactive installations.

PARTNERS

POLAND



Project Coordinator

Non-profit association based in Wrocław / PL, devoted to the education and promotion of Abstract Film and Media Art in that country and the Visegrád region. It develops projects that actively engage communities in art experimentation and the creative process; it establishes networks of artists, institutions, and educators that seek to promote the genre and sensitise broader audiences, and it implements strategies to resignify local cultural heritage through Abstract Art in Motion.
The association is part of the international Punto y Raya Platform, with partners in Spain, Portugal and Bulgaria.

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Project Partner

Based in Wrocław / PL, Centrum na Przedmieście is a place that was created for and with the residents of Przedmieście Oławskie in Wroclaw.
Its main goal is to create a place open to dialogue, cooperation and development, with a view to strengthening the potential of Wrocław and its inhabitants, especially the residents of Przedmieście Oławskie.

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HUNGARY



Project Partner

The Hungarian Electrographic Art Association – HEAA, established in Budapest in 2001, is a community of 87 members: artists (visual art, music, live performance and new media), art professionals and art theorists, specialised in the electronic and new media art.
The association has its own space: MET Gallery in Budapest.

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CZECH REPUBLIC



Project Partner

Karpuchina is a progressive gallery of contemporary art based in Prague. It is focused on presenting contemporary art trends with an emphasis on media and the visual language (painting, object, installation). The curatorial scope ranges from personal & philosophical issues through political & social commentary.

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SLOVAKIA



Project Partner

Kino Úsmev (the Smile Cinema) is an independent and alternative cinema founded in 1922. It is located in the Old Town district on Kasárenský Square, and it is the only functioning stone cinema in Košice, with a capacity of 300 seats.
Since 2015, Kino Úsmev has been run by the non-profit association CINEFIL, whose members transformed the cinema into a Centre for Audiovisual Culture comprised of two screening rooms. The Center was completed in 2016 as the first of its kind in Slovakia.

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SPAIN



Project Partner

International platform devoted to the promotion, education and production of audiovisual art in its purest state: Form, Colour, Motion and Sound.
The project was launched in 2007 by the non-profit association MAD (Barcelona /ES) with the first PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL, event that has been taking place since then in the most relevant institutions of contemporary art and new technologies.

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