Polish projection artist Krzysztof Wodiczko at London’s Photographers’ Gallery

Polish projection artist Krzysztof Wodiczko at London’s Photographers' Gallery
War Veteran Vehicle (2009) at the GLOW 2011 Festival in Eindhoven (Image: GLOW 2011: War Veteran Vehicle by Krzysztof Wodiczko. Video Perry van Duijnhoven / vanabbemuseum / YouTube)

24 June 2016

Known for his large-scale slide and video projections on public buildings and monuments, Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko will be speaking at London’s Photographers’ Gallery on 1 July.

Among his most well-known public projections using still images include the South African Embassy in London (1985), Berlin’s Lenin Monument (1990) and Madrid’s Arco de la Victoria, (1991). His work later evolved to include public projections using sound and motion, beginning with City Hall Tower in Kraków (1996) and going on to grace such structures Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima (1999) and the facade of the National Gallery in Warsaw (2005).

Wodiczko has also designed and implemented a series of tools and vehicles for social intervention, such as Homeless Vehicle (1988-89) and Poliscar (1991), in addition to portable and wearable communication instruments such as Alien Staff (1992) and Porte-Parole (1994). In more recent times, he has been working together with war veterans to develop exhibitions and projections, such as War Veteran Vehicle (2009).

Wodiczko will his his projects both past and present at the Photographers’ Gallery event. The talk will take place in association with FACT and the Liverpool Biennial 2016. More information can be found here.