27 of December (Thursday)
6:00 PM / Buffet Club, Wyspa Institute of Art
Curator: Kuba Szreder
Participants: Maciek Czeredys, Michał Kozłowski, Ewa Majewska, Jacek Niegoda, Natalia Romik, and Kuba Szreder
The time right after the holiday gluttony and still before the New-Year’s Eve suspension is an ideal moment for the premiere unveiling of the Virtual Economic Zone, a joint exploration of inverse economy. The thematic axis of this meeting spans between surplus and remains. We are inspired by the use of the refuse (post-industrial), the eating-out of stockpiled reserves (for crisis and winter), the squandering of the surplus (of energy) and the recycling of the remains (after a holiday). The meeting will be organised on the basis of "an intellectual potlatch", a series of loosely connected speeches, toasts, treats and a performance. Kuba Szreder is going to present the guidelines of V.E.Z. and tell us why art is priceless and so expensive. Natalia Romik will present JAD, an urban tool-kit for the analysis of the remains of urban memory, while Maciek Czeredys will describe the architectural form of V.E.Z. Jacek Niegoda will be separating Colour Red from Colour White in his Workshop of Colour Separation. Michał Kozłowski will present "Malthusian Variations. Surplus, remains, overabundance and their political economics", while Ewa Majewska will declaim a new translation of Allen Ginsberg’s "Howl", a cultic poet of excess and the Beat Generation.
We also invite all of the participants to consume the post-holiday surplus. Instead of throwing it away, let us share it with others. Let us delight collectively in the things which we are not able to eat individually. Let us bring our cakes and dumplings, even herring and bigos will be welcome dishes.