Zorka Wollny

[PL/DE]

Photo by Adam T. Burton.

Zorka Wollny creates acoustic compositions for institutions, factories and empty buildings. Her works inhabit a space between art, theatre and contemporary music, and are always closely connected to the historic and functional context of specific architectural sites.

Wollny’s  collaborative production style often involves public rehearsals and workshops in which she creates structures of cooperation with individuals as well as groups and communities, such as composers, students, actors and activists. In one of her most recent works, “Unmögliche Oper” (2017), she involved several choirs and citizens of the German town Oldenburg in an exploration of the voice as a tool of expression and public debate. “Order” (2015) was composed for the Teutonic Castle in Swiecie, Poland, a 15-person volunteer choir, three percussionists and electronics. In "Ophelias. Iconography of Madness" (2012), presented at the Museum of Art in Łódź, Wollny staged a performance of eleven actresses, representing the figure of Ophelia as depicted in several historical theater productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In "Oratorio for Orchestra and Warsaw Citizens Choir" (2011), developed for the Warsaw Autumn international festival of contemporary music, Wollny devised a concentrated, polyphonic manifestation in the city centre of Warsaw, that was produced in collaboration with NGO’s and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and is based on the political manifestos and agendas of the participating activists.

At the 2018 CTM Opening Concert, Wollny will create a new work especially for the occasion using her 2016 installation “Vox Populi” as a starting point. The piece will feature a tesla coil and two live vocalists.

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Fri 26.01.2018, 19:00

Opening of the CTM 2018 exhibition

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Sat 27.01.2018, 11:00

Exhibition

CTM 2018 Opening Concert

HAU1, Sat 27.01.2018, 19:00

Zorka Wollny – Dissent, Jace Clayton presents Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Sun 28.01.2018, 11:00

CTM 2018 Exhibition

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Mon 29.01.2018, 11:00

CTM 2018 Exhibition

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Tue 30.01.2018, 11:00

CTM 2018 Exhibition

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Wed 31.01.2018, 11:00

CTM 2018 Exhibition

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Thu 01.02.2018, 11:00

CTM 2018 Exhibition

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Fri 02.02.2018, 11:00

CTM 2018 Exhibition

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Sat 03.02.2018, 11:00

CTM 2018 Exhibition

Uncanny Valleys of a Possible Future

Kunstraum, Sun 04.02.2018, 11:00

CTM 2018 Exhibition

CTM 2015 Exhibition Opening

Kunstraum, Fri 23.01.2015, 19:00

Works by Anita Ackermann, Anke Eckardt, Claire Tolan, Derek Holzer, Emptyset, Graw Böckler, Konrad Smoleński, Matthijs Munnik, Mario de Vega, Nik Nowak, Zimoun, Zorka Wollny