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Janicki Paweł

born 1974, Polish independent media artist. Interactive director and producer working with the microsound aesthetics and algorithmic composition. Creator of audiovisual interactive systems, installations, and performances. Curator. Continuously developing software tools and interfaces.

Uneasy to classify, consisting of improvised sound, live programming, communication protocols and hacking – his works have been presented at many prestigious festivals, events and venues dedicated to contemporary art, including Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Centre Georges Pompidou and the WRO International Media Art Biennale in Wrocław, and have won numerous prestigious awards. His musical web performance Ping Melody was awarded the Grand Prix by Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts (Japan) in 2004 and gained a nomination for the Viper Festival in Basel. Within the framework of the European Moving Stories project, he created the interactive installation Oceanus and a series of network performances entitled EU_tracer for the Polish Presidency of the EU Council (2011). These and other projects by Paweł Janicki have been listed by the Society of Algorithm among the most crucial events in the development of the genre.

He has co-operated with many artists as well as the IT industry and educational institutions, including the media faculties of the leading Polish art schools such as the Intermedia Faculty of the University of Arts in Poznań.

Presently, he is associated with the WRO Center for Media Art in Wrocław, where he directs the WRO Laboratory/innovation department. His activities are focused primarily on web applications, as well as audio and sensory systems. He is a co-author of the Interactive Playground exhibition, which received the wARTo award of Poland’s largest daily “Gazeta Wyborcza”. He is also a co-founder and long-time member of the well-known collective, Gameboyzz Orchestra Project, exploring lo-fi aesthetics.