WOL performance, photographer : Sonia Firlej

PERFONAUTS – Artists in Residence vol.1 - PALS in Poznan /May 7th & 12th 2016/

[Below, quoting Raczej Gallery from:

May 7th (Saturday) 8 PM
Alice Máselníková
Denis Romanovski
Hiroko Tsuchimoto
Erik Wijkström

May 12th (Thursday)
Alice Máselníková
Hiroko Tsuchimoto
Erik Wijkström
WOL (Wenche Tankred and Lovisa Johansson)
Special Guest: JIŘÍ SURŮVKA (CZ)
Accompanying events: Babelproject & Raczej Project Wall
As a part of PERFONAUTS Artists in Residence program Raczej Gallery will host three short term residencies with a participation of 10 artists between May – September 2016.
On first residency we will host 6 artists connected to Performance Art Links – Stockholm. The artists will present two series of different performances, on the beginning and the end of the residency.
The events will be also a part of Raczej Gallery 5th anniversary; as a special guest a Czech artist Jiří Surůvka will perform.
The artists of the next two residencies will be invited as the result of open call.

PALS – Performance Art Links
PALS is a performance art platform based at Fylkingen in Stockholm. Fylkingen is a venue and artists' society. Since its establishment in the 1930s, Fylkingen has been committed to experimental work in the contemporary performing arts. The organisation is made up of over 250 member artists from many disciplines who use the venue to develop and present new work. The idea of linking is central to our work and therefore forms the ftitle itself – PALS: Performance Art Links. The project is realized based on partnerships between artists, organizations, institutions and projects. PALS, acting as a platform for performance art, has realized two big festivals and a number of different projects in other formats. PALS commenced its activities in May 2011 with a performance event at Fylkingen in collaboration with Live Action Gothenburg. We showed three artists from China, Germany and the US. In April 2012 we realized the first edition of PALS festival. The festival showed 23 artists from 13 different countries and the same number of art students from the scandinavian countries and Poland along with Fylkingen members. Other project of PALS are thematic project in cooperation with New Art Contact in Helsinki: the exchange project: “Fake Finns and Wannabe Swedes”. Fake Finns and Wannabe Swedes presented 22 performance artists from Sweden and Finland with origins outside of these two countries. Second edition of PALS festival: 32 artists from all over the world participated in a three day event that take place in and around Fylkingen and the public place Slussen. We who run PALS are both organisers and performance artists.
Galeria Raczej collaborate with Pals from 2015; first in the project PALS PLAY TAG-PART ONE: POLAND-SWEDEN;


Alice Máselníková
Alice is artist and curator of Moravian origin currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has several years' experience in art coordinating, curating and programme management.
Candidate for MA Curating Art including Management and Law, Stockholm University.
In her artistic practice Alice uses the human body as a starting point and develops it across media, ranging from sculpture and drawing, interactive elements, textual based work, poetry and performance. She has a very firm faith in fun and spontaneity both in art and in life.
Topics explored: young artists and curators networks, art in public spaces, interactivity, performance, contemporary Czech, Swedish and Scottish art, continental philosophy, local communities & public engagement, embodiment of art, art in environmental and political contexts within the EU, trans-border collaborations, art and mobilisation, decentralisation of culture and politics, non-profit art organisations.
www.alicemaselnikova.com, www.eurstrat.eu

Denis Romanovki
Denis Romanovski is an artist and organizer based in Gothenburg. Since 1999 he focuses mostly on performance art, presenting his works in various countries worldwide. As an
organizer he has been running performance festival Navinki in Minsk (1999-2008) and during recent years - Performance Art Links festival in Stockholm. His artist practice often extends to
and merges with research, experimental forms and technologies. Working with major themes
like Auditory Navigation, Phantom Expression, Random Argumentation, Kara(oke)Tribune,
Futureview he produced series of works in several formats and methods.

Hiroko Tsuchimoto
Hiroko Tsuchimoto is a visual/performance artist, living in Sweden since 2008.
Since moving to Europe, she has worked with ethnography as a subject matter. In her art she
shifts between grand narratives and every day stories, highlighting the cultural construction of
personal identity. She tells stories about otherness and the will to belong, based on her
experiences as an Asian immigrant. This position gives her a bird’s eye view on both the
Swedish - and Japanese society. Through her works she makes gaps in our normality, for
self-reflection and external observations.

Erik Wijkström
During his career as an artist Erik Wijkström has built annoying machines, megalomanic sculptures of mastodont proportions, conceived man-to-truck transaltion devices, developed tools for randomized artistic production, programmed boring computer games, posed as a model for the menswear chain "Dressman", erected portrable observation towers, laid out curtains of smoke from suitcases, acted as an escape artist, investigated gravity, dug out personal islands, made waffles, camped out throgh performance art festivals and popped popcorn in industrial quantities. Erik Wijkström holds a Master of fine arts degree from the Royal institute of art in Stockholm 2006. Lives and works in Stockholm.
WOL - Wenche Tankred and Lovisa Johansson
WOL is a continuous artistic process that has been going on since 2007. The process forms itself in the intersection between performance, sound and installation art. WOL is creating playful works with a humorous freedom that want to turn the world on it's head. The human absurdity, sensibility and beauty. Their ideas emerge from an interaction with different objects, most of which provide some type of sound. The aim is to create living images with multiple meanings. WOL is beautiful, ugly and perfectly childish.
Special guest on Galery 5th Anniversary -
Born in 1961, lives and works in Ostrava. Jiri Suruvka, working in the area of performance since 1988, founder of a performance group Vorkapelle Lozinski(with P.Lysacek), leader and writer of performance cabarett "Fun masters comeback", member of the art group "Frantisek Lozinski, o.p.s."(with P.Lysacek and F.Kowolowski) .Working also as painter, new media artist.Professor of New Media class in the Faculty of Art, Ostrava University. He represented the Czech Republic at the Venice Biennial in 2002. Suruvka have presented and exhibited his work all over Europe and in the United States.
"The content of my work is mostly ironical and self ironical, with black humor, with moral messages and a social engagement. I was born in Ostrava in 1961. After graduating from high-school, I worked in various professions, did my military service and didn't finish various schools. Then I graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of the Ostrava University, majoring in Czech and arts. For two years, I was teaching at the Secondary Applied Arts School and now I work part time at the Arts Institute of the Ostrava University. I am a liberal artist and a disabled pensioner part time."

Accompanying events :
Raczej Project Wall
Inauguration of a Project Wall in Perfex – the space where the documentation of projects connected with Galeria Raczej will be presented regularly and available almost every day.

Raczej Gallery will continue the development of babelproject.eu - an internet social platform allowing for the creation of a sculpture model by Łukasz Trusewicz.

The events are a part of "Turn On Lazarz - New Heros" / Łazarz - Otwarta Strefa Kultury
Organizer: Fundacja Otwarta Strefa Kultury, Galeria Raczej
Partners: PALS, Perfex
Media partners:Radio Afera, Lazarz.pl, Radio Merkury
Sponsors: City of Poznan & Kulturrådet (Swedish Arts Council).