WRO on Tour #25

Beyond Words: An international multidisciplinary event
Artspace Tel Aviv, Israel
Sep 8, 2018 / Sat / 4 PM – 5.30 PM

Beyond Words, created and curated by Dr. Liliana Orbach (Muzaplus art projects), focuses on the points of contact between verbal and visual means of expression, seeking to expose the ways in which creators from different backgrounds manipulate these tools by adding, avoiding, combining, transforming words, sounds, gestures, or actions in an attempt to measure the degree of effectiveness of the transmitted content.

The event with over 90 international participants provides the platform for a wide variety of interpretations. Its program includes a symposium, video screenings, performances, and encounters between creators, curators and local audiences.

Within Beyond Words we present the next screening of the WRO on Tour program and give workshop on art mediation (Sep 7, 2018 / 1 PM – 2:30 PM).



Jacek Zachodny (PL), Go Back to Europe, 2015, 7:20
Jana Shostak (BY/PL), I love you!, 2015, 2:26
Om Bori (HU), Redundancy, 2015, 2:56
Katharina Swoboda (AT), Penguin Pool, 2015, 3:20
Christian Nicolay (CA), The Day Job, 2003 – ongoing, 6:56
Beate Hecher (AT) + Markus Keim (IT), Mediterranean Sea, 2016, 9:00
Sascha Pohflepp (DE), Recursion, 2016, 2:00
Elena Artemenko (RU), Soft Power, 2016, 10:04
Emily McFarland (IE), Zabriskie Point Reversed, 2015, 5:44

TRT 48:26


Media art offers huge space for considering the phenomenon of communication. A word – spoken or written – can be employed as a mean for simple exchange of information, but also as an element of coding and creating new entities. The word can be accompanied by a sound, image or gesture; the use of words can be also waived in favour of other forms of expression.

Covering / hiding the context of a message, manipulating the meaning and translation between geographically distant languages, study of the non-verbal communication and violence hidden in gestures, the language of artificial intelligence as a new system based on input data, dissemination of visual content aimed at random recipients – these are only a few issues popping up in the screening program.

Various ways of using words are illustrated with the video works presented at the 17th Media Art Biennale WRO 2017 DRAFT SYSTEMS. The motto could be implemented also in relation to the language as a system that is organized and underlying constant transitions and translations. Its characteristic feature is therefore dynamic autonomous drafting with the use of available means and their substitutes.


conceived and presented by Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka and Magdalena Kreis

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