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WIDT

The work of the duo is characterized by an open form based on improvisation in the spirit of the musical avant-garde of the 60s of the 20th century. It refers to experiments expanding the perception of sound and vision, the unpredictability and the impact of semantic resonance, made among others by John Cage and Meredith Monk.

Bogumiła Piotrowska – the graduate of the history of art, theorist, visual artist, animator and graphic artist. She is interested in the liquidity of relationships of aesthetics and the glitch in the image (glitch art, feedback) and the neurocognitive aspect of visual perception. Experimenting with electronic signal flow in analogue instruments from the 1980’s and 1990’s. Using old equipment she shapes and creates the compositions of  subtle liquid forms bearing the hallmarks of the original, organic essence of the matter. Since 2005 she has been associated with the Polish VJing environment. She has participated in initiatives such as the Warsaw Electronic Festival, Share Warsaw, BYOB, LPM. A member of the pioneering VJcollective Microkino. She co-createsan international project Out of Body Performance of Kalina Świątnicka in cooperation with the Warsaw Gamelan Orchestra.

Antonina Nowacka – visual artist, sound, singer. She studied visual arts in Poland and Scotland, currently she is studying media art at the Academy of Fine Arts. She’s interested in using the voice as an instrument and its correlation with extrasensory states, internal and external phenomena, which combines in her quest for sound. They oscillate around early music – religious and ancient songs, opera. Experiments with electronics, sounds of vocal apparatus, speech without words, moods. Plays with the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra (with Ray Dickaty conducting) and smaller projects of its respective members, permanently with Olgierd Dokalski, Natan Kryszek, Piotr Dąbrowski. A member of kIRk (Olgierd Dokalski / Paweł Bartnik / Filip Kalinowski) and ANRS with Robert Skrzyński (Micromelancolié).

The WIDT ouput is constituted within its name. The band’s name is a condensation of the ephemeral and the ambiguity (WIDT as a phantom, vision). The specificity of this phonetic name goes beyond the standard language and thus is an attempt at universal verbal communication, not referring to any existing language.

 

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