Animals of the Baltic Sea formed an art installation at the Festival of Installations and Public Space Intervention NARRACJE #9 ”Off-Season” in Brzeźno quarter in Gdańsk, Poland. During NARRACJE Festival Natalia Uryniuk exhibited her new art installation Dance of the animals of the Baltic Sea - a multicoloured video animation in the shape of a rosette projected on a wall of a block of flats in Brzeźno, Gdańsk. The projection was accompanied by music played by Balticarium Friends – Trio Per Ka band. The rosette, inspired by the natural aquatic environment and shoals of fish creating beautiful compositions of shapes and colours, was filled with images of different kinds of creatures – fish, molluscs, polychaete worms, birds, mammals and crustaceans which live in the Baltic Sea. In this way the artist reffered to the history of Brzeźno, which once was a fishing village (the first mention of local fishermen date back to the 13th century) and at the same time warned against the devastating impact of fishery which can result in the extinction of many species. Two Balticarium workshops, attended by the youngest festival participants, also took place during NARRACJE Festival. Together we told stories about the colorful lifestyle of the sea scorpion, the Chinese mitten crab and the moon jelly deep in the Baltic Sea.
Artist: Natalia Uryniuk
Workshops moderators: Natalia Uryniuk, Sylwia Kwiatkowska
Curator of the exhibition: Anna Czaban
Photographer: Bogna Kociumbas
Organiser: City Culture Institute in Gdańsk, Poland
Place: Brzeźno quarter, Gdańsk, Poland
Date: 17th–18th November 2017
Balticarium among the best on the Exchange of Projects 2017! Polish Exchange of Projects (Ogólnopolska Giełda Projektów) is an annual event organised by the National Centre For Culture, Poland targeted at all active representatives of the cultural sector. The main topic of this Exchange of Projects was animation and water! Balticarium presented its project on the stage of Gdynia Film Centre, Poland and then, at the Balticarium’s project table in the Gdynia City Museum, Poland, one could learn more about cooperation opportunities.
Speaker: Natalia Uryniuk
Organiser: National Centre For Culture, Poland
Place: Gdynia Film Centre, Poland and Gdynia City Museum, Poland
Date: 19th–20th October 2017
A little bit of the sea on the Rawa River? Why not. Pedestrians entered the colorful world of sea creatures thanks to a Balticarium exhibition. By seeing the exhibition one could get to know some interesting animals which live in the Baltic Sea. Children were learning marine biology by playing and enjoying art. Colorful images encouraged them to explore marine waters. The programme of the closing event included a workshop for children, during which the children created their own magical sea creatures inspired by the exhibition. The participants played also image quizzes and all the time they were accompanied by music played by a Balticarium Friend - Euzebiusz Domagalski, who composed a music piece inspired by the Baltic Sea world especially for Balticarium.
Artist: Natalia Uryniuk
Workshop moderator: Agnieszka Pielok-Opara
Organiser: Chorzów Cultural Centre, Poland
Closing event: 28th August, 2017
Place: W Bramie Gallery, Chorzów, Poland
Date: 4th-31st August, 2017