Media ethnography of the self in space

 Jacek Smolicki

(Malmo University, School of Arts and Communications)


Time: Thursday 13 November, 17.00

Location: Central European University

Zrínyi utca 14 3rd floor room 311





 Summary: Jacek will present some of his artistic projects and documentary practices in which he explores subjects such as space, memory, transience and the archive. The

latter is a key figure in his current research which he interrogates through a practical

immersion into a set of counter-archival practices He has been performing since 2009. The On-Going Projects - as he calls them - can be seen as an attempt to craft his own syntax of everyday life by regularly performed activities of collecting and recording different sensory impressions related to his being in a broader, social and environmental milieu.




 Jacek Smolicki has a background in interdisciplinary art and design (Krakow

University, Stockholm University). In his recent works he has been focusing on

conceptualizing and implementing methods of working with archival practices and

memory in the context of public space and locative media. Since 2008, he has been

actively performing his own ongoing archival activities aiming at documenting his

presence in relation to the public sphere. As of the fall 2013, Jacek has been appointed as

a member of the Living Archives research project and a PhD candidate at the School of

Arts and Communications, Malmö University in Sweden. His research looks into informal

archiving practices conducted by artists, amateurs and activists.


More info and works: www.smolicki.com





 The event is organized by The Comparative Urbanism Workshop and the TechLab of

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest.

 The talk is made possible by the VUSG grant „Museum of the Future int he Visegrad