In the project, the artist explores the German city of Weimar – the cradle of Bauhaus design, Goethe’s literary finesse and the barbarism of Buchenwald. Weimar is conceived as an unchanging paradigm of analogy in the Technocene era. In fact, this is just one example of how European cities define themselves based on their cultural history. However, there is no such thing as a weightless idea common to all inhabitants. On average, there is 50 kg of modifiable technology, structure and infrastructure for every square meter of land.
‘Opcja’ is the Gallery of the Faculty of Intermedia of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. It started its operation in 2013. This space is dedicated mostly to student’s works, presentations and as a space for teaching studios. The gallery is also open for presentations of interesting projects from outside the Academy, such as festivals, lectures, shows and contests. Mariusz Sołtysik is a formal caretaker of the gallery. Currently the exhibitions are not regular, however the main assumptions remain unchanged. A gesture, a process or a chosen substantive aspect is the most welcome. The gallery is also the headquarters of the international contest of intermedia art ICIA.