Milk Medium
— Mleczne Medium
kinoManual /Maciej Bączyk, Aga Jarząb/ (PL)
performace, 2019

A family project whose key element is the recording of words spoken by the artists’ daughter – Nina – while asleep. Collecting her subconscious utterances took three years. In that time, Nina lost her milk teeth, which after being bought from her by her parents served to create the visual part of the project. As a result, a multi-channel projection inspired by the Milky Way, milk teeth and Nina’s selected drawings was created. In the sound layer, the unconscious child’s voice mixes with the delicate electronic ambient and the audiosfera of the immediate home environment. The Milk Medium is a discreet, surreal, family documentary that took the form of an audiovisual concert. Its performers are also the protagonists of the story.

kinoMANUAL /Aga Jarząb, Maciek Bączyk/ (PL), born 1977 r., artistic duo associated with the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. Together, they create films and objects corresponding to the rich tradition of moving images, kinetic art and experimental cinema. Focused on activities in the field of media art, they mainly explore analogue techniques of image and sound production. They cooperate with international artists and institutions, including Filmverkstaden in Finland. Individual exhibitions: Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad, 2016, Galeria Entropia, Wrocław, 2018, The New Space Gallery, Vaasa, 2019; Collective exhibitions: Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, 2017. Films kinoMANUAL won the third prize (ZKM Karlsruhe, 2016) as well as the second prize and the audience award (CeTA, Wrocław, 2018) during international festival of abstract films Punto y Raya.