Artists at the Old Town Hall
| Agnieszka Polska
Video artist and photographer. Born in 1985 in Lublin, Poland. Lives and works in Kraków and Berlin.
Agnieszka Polska creates video works employing mainly found material, such as archive photography and illustrations, which she subjects to subtle interventions, whether animating them or working them into the existing image. In the process, the artist changes their primary context, simultaneously creating illusions of documentation. She investigates the impact of documentation on its future reception. Her visually powerful explorations of lost times or half-forgotten figures of the Polish avant-garde, turn to how the past is fictionalised and re-worked. Her animated videos evoke a sense of melancholia, and a longing for something that perhaps never was, but which she makes real at least on film. In an interview with Art Review, Polska said that, ‘Slow, unnaturally calm movements are present in most of my videos. I mainly work with animated film so a meditative, contemplative quality is present also in the process of production, which is very important for me. Each project needs a lot of time and concentration (for viewer and maker)’.
| Noora Geagea:
Movement takes life forward. In my work I deal with different manifestations of movement within our bodies and minds. I am also interested in the various forms of change around us. My work seeks to provide answers to the question what moves us. I work with video, film, and photography.
I am a visual artist originally from Helsinki, Finland. My background is versatile, ranging from dance practice to camera assisting in feature films. My works have been recently shown at the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, ARTag gallery in Helsinki, Salon Dahlman gallery space in Berlin, Xidan- culture square in Beijing, Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition by the York Museums Trust, the National Gallery of the Arts in Tirana, Albania and Moving Image London as well as several galleries across Finland and abroad over the years.