20th November - 10th December 2000
WRO2000@kultura is a large media art exhibition to be held from November 20th to - December 10th in Wroclaw/Poland. It's key component, the Mediation/Medialization Congress, will take place from November 29th to December 3rd, 2000.
The special edition of WRO International Media Art Biennale, commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of the City of Wroclaw, will be held at some of the most beautiful historic spaces of baroque Wroclaw University: the Leopoldinum Hall, the Oratorium Marianum, the Mathematical Tower (open to the public for the first time since II WW), as well as in the National Museum in Wroclaw.
Discussing the issues of cultural changes in the age of digital technology from art and science to everyday life - in the historic surroundings will emphasize both the continuity and the evolution of culture.
17'' Meridian Exhibition
During three consecutive weeks of the exhibition dedicated to distinct domains of media, international artists will present their works. Invited artists represent various forms of media art, and use various aspects, features and strengths of technology - from digital video to virtual reality... [more]
Mediation is an aspect of technology that is extending the universe of perception. Mediation is leading us into new areas, introducing new worlds, extending our horizons by taking us into prior inaccessible spaces. Mediation broadens our environment, opens communication and enhances our habitat. Medialization is the functional and conceptual reinterpretation of the reality through the use of technology in areas which used to be experienced directly, without technology... [more]
Phill Niblock (USA)
VJ Jun Sogabe (Tokyo/London), Blazej Dzieduszycki (Wroclaw), Michal Litwiniec (Wroclaw/Warszawa), Wilhelm Sasnal (Tarnow), DJ Patricia (Wroclaw), Joint Venture Sound System (Zgorzelec), AGD (Wroclaw), Elwro (Wroclaw)
Piotr Krajewski - artistic director
WRO2000@kultura is sponsored by the Wroclaw City Council and organized by the WRO Foundation. A generous support was received from The Japan Foundation and The Daniel Langlois Foundation. Additional essential assistance was provided by The British Council, Austrian General Consulate, and the Polish Minstry of Culture and National Heritage.
Cooperation: 235 Media, Cologne - Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund - Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon - ISEA Japan, Tokyo - Polish Institute, Leipzig - Open Studio, Wroclaw - The National Museum in Wroclaw - The Museum of Wroclaw University
Additional support and cooperation: Plus GSM - LOT Polish Airlines - Eurowings - Austrian Airlines - ATM S.A., Warsaw - Fortuna Communication - Everest Travel Office, Wroclaw - Apple IMC Poland, Sad Ltd - Secundo, Wroclaw
Media partners: Channel 2 Polish Television S.A. - Odra Magazine - Gazeta Wyborcza - CHIP - Polish Television S.A. Wroclaw - Exit - Aktivist - Arteon - Halo Wroclaw - Radiostacja - Getin.pl - Mas / Euro AWK