Monthly Archives: January 2015

10.01.15

POMERANIAN METROPOLITAN RAILWAY – final stage of construction

The construction works on the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway (PKM) are drawing to a close. Under the agreement of 7 May 2013 signed with the contractor, the deadline for completing construction work was scheduled for 30 April 2015. All eight station structures are now complete.

Two of the stations – Gdańsk-Rębiechowo and Gdańsk-Kiełpinek – are already equipped with the characteristic red passenger shelters. The perforated walls with artistic graphic design by Anna Waligórska are being assembled at the Gdańsk-Brętowo station, and in January 2015 they should be ready in Strzyża.

05.01.15

A breath of freedom – interview with Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet, authors of the TOPOLOGIE project

Between 22 September and 1 October 2014, five Polish artists: Jan Lorys, Helena Ganjalyan, Kamil Wawrzuta, Kamila Chromczak and Zuzanna Kasprzyk, worked with Anne Vigier, Franck Appertet and Nicolas Martz in Les Gens d’Unterpan Topologie project in Gdańsk.

The project’s aim was to introduce actions performed by a group of dancers into Gdańsk’s public space, leaving the safe gallery or theatre environment and entering into the midst of an anonymous human mass. The city was treated as a natural scene and each movement or gesture of the artists was meticulously adjusted to the place where it was performed. The Topologie project was first of all focused on the process, in line with the so-called “relational aesthetics”, which is based on dialogue between the artist and the viewer.