Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis has engaged in the organization of artistic projects within the Industrial Monuments Route Festivity — Industriada.
Droga Przemysłowa 13
In 2013, together with the German artist Stephan Stroux we created a project entitled „Droga Przemysłowa13”, which by means of multimedia installations talked about the history of industry and employment. The exhibition was composed of works of Silesian and German artists: Sławomir Rumiak, Piotr Wójcik, Wojciech Kucharczyk, Arkadiusz Gola, Andrzej Tobis, Maria Wnęk, Barbara Siewert, Thomas Vossbeck, Mark Schovank, Bastian Maris, whose activity is inextricably linked with the industrial areas of the Ruhr and Upper Silesia.
The structure of the exhibition was based on 13 stations through which the viewer walked in his peregrinations around the grounds of the former steelworks. The last and also the most important station was the main hall steelworks, where most of the invited artists’ works were concentrated .
The main medium through which was tranmitted the idea of the exhibition were: the visual arts, including painting, video projections, sculpture and installations using video, photo exhibition, performances, sound installations.
The heart starts beating slowly…
In 2014, for the second time Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis had a chance to make special project in the building of the old Mill. We had a chance to see how the mill is slowly returning to its former splendor, as again its „heart starts beating slowly….”. We decided to create a design that on the one hand had to refer to the history and context of the place, and on the other would commemorate this space as a place of work, a symbol of regional heritage and would speak in a new form to bring the consciousness of the inhabitants of Silesia.
The artists associated with the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice created an exhibition entitled „Place for breath”, which consisted of remarkable works: lighting scenes, multimedia projections and artistic installations developed
in order to animate beautiful industrial space.
Atmosphere of the work, which is still felt in this space, also inspired musicians associated with the project Biuro Dźwięku Katowice. Musical experiments, sessions and mini concerts offered by the musicians located among the old machines were reffering to the characteristics and nature of real teamwork in the factory.
Typed art workshops for children prepared and carried out by a group of Imaginarium also etched into the context of the place. Screws, pendulums, lasers, buttons, modes, dials and levers filled with colorful works as a guiding theme of children’s creations.
Those artistic events were accompanied by an educational program focusing on the history of smelter and Mill building.
HOMO FABER / HOMO LUDENS
„Work” was the theme accompanying the INDUSTRIADA 2015 project and became the inspiration for the events presented in the Mill Zinc in Katowice. Working in its various guises, but also a leisure time in which man enjoys himself were the themes undertaken by the creators and originators of this year’s program.
Using various thematic areas: art, music, industrial, heritage and workshops we told about the man and his experiences at work and also about his leisure time.
The programme was prepared by the Institution of Culture Ars Cameralis in cooperation with Walcownia – Zinc Museum in Katowice.
The Furnace Symphony — An Industrial Spectacle
The program of the Start-up of Machines during INDUSTRIADA 2016, which took place in Czeladź, consisted of an outdoor spectacle 'The Furnance Symphony' performed by Theater Titanick, concerts of Erith, The Party Is Over and Baasch, as well as opportunity to visit „Elektrownia” Modern Art Gallery, workshops for children, relax zone, screening of movies and photographs of industrial legends.
An unique and extraordinary spectacle of German Titanick Theatre from Münster inaugurated Industriada 2016 in "Elektrownia" Modern Art Gallery. The event was a result of collaboration of Silesian Voivodeship, city Czeladz and Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris.