Reversed Theater | Della Gioventù Fountain

Artist

Dominik Setlak

Curator

Mariusz Sołtysik

Place

Opcja – Gallery of the Faculty of Intermedia of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow
Sławkowska 14

Opening

18/06 | 7:30 p.m.

Event description

‘Fluid foundation seems to be the perfect building material allowing for constant clarity proclamated by the subjectivity of the information. It lets us meditate on changing future into present. This unique feature will take us to the heights of its operativity’. The work focuses on consideration of the idea of a memory, an afterimage in the context of analyzing and deformation of memories and auto mythologization. It looks for truth, its reflection in space, basing on our awareness, rich in foggy spatial hallucinations.

Description of the place

‘Opcja’ is a Gallery of the Faculty of Intermedia of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. It was created in 2013 and hosts mostly students activities and presentations, but also for activities of teaching laboratories. The gallery is also open to interesting projects from outside the academy – festivals, lectures, showings and competitions. Mariusz Sołtysik is the official guardian of the gallery. 45 exhibitions took place in the gallery between 2013 and 2019. The main cycles were ‘P for Presentation’ and ‘YOU/ME’. The main goal of this series of exhibitions was to show what happens on the line between teacher-student (‘YOU/ME’) and to make this available as a show, exhibition or an event. The formula proposed was a mutual relation with the area and the chosen topic. It was meant to be a partnership, mutually complementary or disputing realization, not necessarily ending with a finished work. Currently the exhibitions are not regular, but the main goals remain unchanged. A gesture, a process or a chosen meritorical aspect is most welcome. The gallery hosted the International Competition for Intermedia Artwork. It is currently using available spaces or ones made available to it.