Berlin
Germany

Pussykrew

Andrzej Wojtas and Ewelina Aleksandrowicz ( Tikul ) are Berlin based artists who are collaboratively working within the area of new media. Their interdisciplinary practices range from audio-visual performance, multimedia installations - to sound experiments live coding and DIY electronics.

In 2011 they’ve both completed Digital Media Masters Degree at Culture Lab - Newcastle University - UK. They’ve been awarded with Digital City Fellowship, Institute of Digital Innovation, Middlesbrough, UK and University Bursary Scheme Funding from Newcastle University.

Under the Pussykrew moniker, Aleksandrowicz and Wojtas are producing live visuals, video installations and videoclips. Started in 2004 with hacked vhs players, now using both ‘traditional’ and custom made tools and patches. They've collaborated with : Leila ( WARP Records ) / HTRK ( Work Tour 2011 – EU/AU/US - Ghostly International / Raime ( Blackest Ever Black ) / Oni Ayhun amongst others.

Their works were presented internationally at various Digital Arts / Video Festivals and galleries across US, Australia, Finland, Germany, UK, Italy, Iran, Poland and number of other places ( i.a. Saatchi Gallery London / Transmediale Festival / Siin Gallery Teheran / WRO Biennale / Solyanka State Gallery Moscow / Mapping Festival / Screengrab New Media Award Australia / Vision’R Festival Paris / Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage / European Media Art Festival / Tankstelle Gallery Berlin / Athens Video Art Festival / Laptopsrus - Hsinchu Centennial Imaging Art Festival Taipei )

Aleksandrowicz and Wojtas are constantly trying to challenge the viewer, through their gender-bending visual journeys, exploration of post-human identity, dysphoric states and bodily queerness. They’ve been fascinated by architectural objects and their transformations, synthetic-organic textures, virtually generated environments as well as visually represented collapses of the system - glitch aesthetics. Their distinctive sterile cinematic poetry, appear as complex symbolic and intricate imagery, It is often replete with allusions to myth, ritual, history - both past and present, as well as futuristic scenarios of material and virtual 'waste land'. Their works are attempting to bend the perception of time - intensify the senses and reactivate the dismissed areas of psyche.

Artists often use digital tools to engage with a traditional language of a painting and create seamless never-ending moving imagery.
/ Ewelina Aleksandrowicz and Andrzej Wojtas, make art that eludes convention and merges the material and the ethereal with exquisite finesse. Using both visual and sonic media, the two artists marry the maximalist sensations of glitch with minimalist destructiveness to produce works that are beyond experimental /

2013

14/11 – Soft Shell :: interactive installation at Mira Festival, Barcelona

22/10/13 - Playhead :: video screening at DATA DRAPE / Spamm Arte Exhibition at Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

07/09/13 – site specific installation - video mapping at Lehrter Siebzehn Berlin

30/08 - B | W | R :: video installation premiere at Saatchi Gallery London / Red Never Follows / Exhibition

17/08 - video installation and screening @HARD CAMP exhibition . Resistance Gallery, London

11/04 - SCOPE SESSIONS : project presentations and talk, Panke, Berlin

14/03 - Leila - Welcome to your life :: video presentation - Fete l’Anime - Lille, France

01/02 - Composting the city / Composting the net :: audio-visual performance with Shu Lea Cheang,

Martin Howse, Ayumi Matsuzaka - HKW - TRANSMEDIALE Festival Berlin

26/01 - FORCES BETWEEN PARTICLES :: facade installation - PLATOON KUNSTHALLE BERLIN -

part of ReSource003 Vorspiel - Transmediale Festival

2012

07/09 - video screening at The 7th International Fest of Contemporary Animation & Media Art -

Moscow State Gallery on Solyanka

30/08 - video screening / video art exhibition – Oslo Queer Film Festival – Oslo, Norway

10/08 - From Before Now :: video installation - Screengrab - Exhibition and New Media Art Award -

Townsville, Australia

31/07 - Artist Talk - ARTIST LAB Residency :: PLATOON Kunsthalle, Berlin

12/05 - Seas of Tranquillity :: audio-visual performance - Vision’R Festival - Paris, France

27/04 - Leila - Welcome to your life :: video screening - Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Germany

21/04 - video screening at European Media Art Festival – EMAF – Osnabrueck, Germany

22/02 - Music, Video, Art Conference :: Exposures Festival - Cornerhouse Manchester, UK

2011

16/12 - SPECTRUM :: Thermal camera Video installation / Video projection in a public space –

Newcastle University, Kings Gate, Newcastle

24/11 - Domestic Violence :: audio-visual performance and discussion - Goldsmiths University,

London

07/10 - Deep Horizon :: video installation KEINE ZEIT exhibition - G.A.S. Station / Tankstelle

Gallery, Berlin

07/10 - WIND :: audio-visual performance in a public space Taipei, Taiwan - Hsinchu Centennial

Imaging Art Festival in association with Woman Make Waves Film Festival

 

22/09 - Soft Shell :: interactive installation - Render11 Digital Media Exhibition Culture Lab, UK

08/07 - Festival of Experimental Film and Video :: video presentation - Art&Culture Laboratory - Croatia

22/05 - Domestic Violence :: audio-visual performance - LPM - Cinema Cinema Aquila - Rome, Italy

20/05 - Forbidden Places – Video screening – Ahtens Videoart Festival – Athens, Greece

2010

17/12 - / Domestic Violence / :: Audio-Visual Performance - Ptarmigan art space - Helsinki, Finland

14/12 - Domestic Violence :: audio-visual performance - Là-bas- Helsinki, Finland

20/11 - / Domestic Violence / live Audio-Visual Performance – Hot Tap Theatre, London

26/10 - Domestic Violence :: audio-visual performance :: Vane Gallery, Newcastle, UK

17/10 - Bass Mutations :: live visuals - Unsound Festival - Krakow, Poland

23/09 - Deep Horizon :: video installation - Render10 Exhibition - Globe Gallery, Newcastle

25/06 - / Domestic Violence / live Audio-Visual Performance - Culture Lab, Newcastle

2009

11/12 - Barbwired :: interactive performance - Platform09 : Star and Shadow Cinema - Newcastle, UK

27/06 – Mother-of-Pearl :: video installation at Backloft Gallery – La Cathedral Studios, Dublin

24/05 - Extension du Domaine de la Lutte :: audio-visual performance - WRO Media Biennale 09

Wroclaw, Poland

16/05 - Extension du Domaine de la Lutte :: audio-visual performance – Mapping Festival – Geneve,

Switzerland

04/04 - Extension du domaine de Lutte :: audio-visual performance - Kiasma Museum of Contemporary

Art Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki

27/03 - Video Installation at Sound:Frame Festival – exhibition at Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

2008

10/12 – Extension du Domaine de la Lutte an audio-visual performance at STEIM Amsterdam

07/11 – Extension du Domaine de la Lutte an audio-visual performance – Plateaux Festival – Festival of Audiovisual Forms – Centrum

Sztuki Wspó?czesnej Znaki Czasu – Torun, Poland

31/05 – Extension du Domaine de la Lutte an audio-visual performance – Bochum Video Festival – Bochum, Germany

26/06 - 4day movie project – screening at Digital Hub – Darklight Festival, Dublin

25/10 - D.E.A.F. – Dublin Electronic Arts Festival

3rd prize - video Forbidden Places - Bochum Video Festival, Germany

Digital City Fellowship, Institute of Digital Innovation, Middlesbrough, UK

Business Voucher Scheme, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

University Bursary Scheme Funding, Newcastle University, UK

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