/7 — 28 November 2011/
A place beyond the map
Ars Cameralis Festival can not be compared to any other Polish festivals, which spread across the country like a rushing stream almost every day. It is an uncouth freak who, how often, you don’t know how to approach and classify. Duration? Over three weeks! Multiplicity and diversity of proposed gestures come across schizophrenic, polyphonic hum. Wandering around the festival’s events brings back the forgotten skill of straying in the maze of art. What’s more important, they become expeditions through misty November land of Upper Silesia, through expanse of atrophy, revolt, romantic gestures of dormant districts and mysterious nooks.
The festival wandering is based on the richness of languages and gestures. On the idea of taking possession of the city, a metropolitan area of Upper Silesia, whose rhythm will be beating, for next few weeks, with visions, images, sounds of soiled guitar and angelic violin. An erring passerby can feel overwhelmed with the excess of propositions, but after a while learns to connect the events and finds a transparent land, where with a map — the festival program — he can wander with a confidence and excitement.
The Glitch Mob, Sun Glitters, Faust, The Band of Endless Noise, Jane Birkin, Bill Callahan, Concerto Köln, Alela Diane, Fleet Foxes, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, John Grant, Stranded Horse, El Guincho, Fisz Emade Tworzywo Sztuczne, Asi Mina and Leopold’s Orchestry, I got you on Tape, Dominik Gawroński, M83, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
A poetry evening NaDziko / Zbieg Poetycki NaDziko: Andrij Bondar, Ivan Štrpka, Julia Fiedorczuk, Piotr Sommer, Artur Grabowski, poetry group NaDziko (Wojciech Brzoska, Radosław Kobierski, Bartłomiej Majzel, Maciej Melecki, Grzegorz Olszański, Krzysztof Siwczyk)
Jan Klata Theatre: Teatr Polski Wrocław, Teatr Polski Bydgoszcz
Jerzy Skarżyński. An architect of the imagination — series of exhibitions prepared in collaboration with The Polish Scenography Centre, Branch of the Silesian Museum
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Collier Schorr
Agnès Varda, Sergio Caballero
Little things lead to eternity. A meeting around the creativeness of Kornel Filipowicz: Aleksander Filipowicz, Marcin Filipowicz, Wisława Szymborska
Thomas Bernhard — aggression and infirmity: Sława Lisiecka, Monika Muskała, Jakub Momro, Zdzisław Jaskuła, Karol Franczak, Krystian Lupa, Krzysztof Varga, Adam Lipszyc, Paweł Mościcki