about us

when the night falls
walls awaken

There is a night when buildings come to life... – it seems like an introduction to a legend or a fairy tale, but it’s not. It is a description of an event that has been happening in Wroclaw each year since 2019, constantly stimulating the senses of thousands of spectators.

an audio-visual microcosm

We transform side walls of buildings into enormous canvases for moving murals, ephemeral projections in various forms – from video art through sound performance and experimental films, to audiovisual installations. The works tackle various subject matters – some revolve around abstraction and focus on the form, other allude to poetry, social, philosophical and existential issues. Kinomural creates a futuristic space for the audience to roam. 

Wrocław.

the city of moving murals

Kinomural is created at the interface of the new media art and the urban tissue. Our project realizes the site-specific idea: the projections are closely integrated with the places where they are displayed. We transform empty walls of buildings in old districts of the city into huge screens. Thus, we construct a gigantic outdoor audio-visual gallery in Wroclaw. The city’s architecture, experimental film, art in the public space, video art, cities of the future – have all inspired the creation of Kinomural, a new medium for audio-visual art.

the creators

of kinomural

The originators of Kinomural are the brothers Bartos. They both have been doing film art for many years. Piotr is a director, cinematographer and visual arts experimenter. Bartek – a director, scriptwriter, and film producer. In 2013 they founded their Wroclaw-based Studio Manifiesta, a production house for original films.  This masculine tandem is counterbalanced by two women. Agata Bartos, their sister, is a graduate of the Dutch Fine Arts Academy, a mixed-media artist, director, scriptwriter, and costume designer. The team is made complete by Marianna Wasik – producer, manager, percussionist. She has 20 years of experience in culture and events production, including 10 years as manager and producer of the internationally acclaimed Song of the Goat Theatre. Founder and leader of the band Mamatucada.

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altered states of consciousness

The theme of the 2023 edition was Altered states of consciousness. Through their works, the invited artists explored the mysterious areas of functioning of the human mind. Extasy, trance, out-of-body experiences, hallucinations, narcotic visions, and other states that go beyond the confines of consciousness, were presented on the building walls of the Main Section. BLACK TRIP, CHOREOGRAPHY OF DIVERSITY, and CALEIDOSCOPE OF EXPERIENCES were the respective titles of the walls which displayed works by such artists as: Ryan D. Anderson, Sholim, Jamie Wolfe, RubenFro, Jon Noorlander or Steven Baltay. The DREAM BUCKETS wall, curated by Peter Burr, showed his selection of projects by American new
media artists. Seventeen creators, selected through yet another international Open Call, presented their oneiric visions on the GREAT DREAMS wall. The special event of this edition was the European premiere of Cycles of Creation by Guli Silberstein – which was also the first feature animation in Kinomural’s history.
We had awards and prizes, too: three equivalent financial awards were granted in the Main and the Open Call Sections.
Six tenement walls of the historic Nadodrze district of Wrocław hosted 75 works. For this one September night, 72 artists took control over the minds of thousands of Kinomural’s spectators.

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Themed walls, Nick Cave
and special events

Kinomural 2022 had works by artists from all around the globe whom the curators’ committee has selected to the main section, works awarded in an open call for audio-visual interpretations of a quote from Nick Cave’s song “Fireflies”, as well as animations by students of the Department of Media Art at the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław.

The fourth edition of the event brought novelties to the program template. For the first time, each of the six projection walls had its leading theme.  

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Peter Burr / LABYRINTHS
Albert Omoss / FORMS, PLUG PARTY 2K3
Enes Özenbaş / SUPERPOSITION
Nick Cobby / EVERYTHING
Tokamu / SEEKING MUTATIONS #1, SEEKING MUTATIONS #2
Loreta Isac / MOTION DIARY - JOURNAL
Florentine Grelier / PIXEL JOY, R.E.M.,DRUNK
Mahdi Gharanoosh / KEEP GOING!
El Popo Sangre / TACOMA
Marcin Kitty Kosakowski / FIT IN
Optical Animal / PROJECTION NAPPING
MSHR / MATERIAL SYNOPTIC HABITAT RING
radzikows / ALE FRUWA, b))))))), KIEDY SOBIE O CZYMŚ POMYŚLISZ I JEST INNE
Anne Beal / BALANCE AND SWING
Emily Scaife / ATTRACTION
Tsz-wing Ho / PULSE AT THE CENTRE OF BEING, "HO / HAND"
Arkadiusz Potasiński / TUTAJ
Marcelina Żurek / ZAPĘTLENIE
Kamil Wójcik / DELINSKY’ S MADNESS
Ala Leresteux / TIME OF GOD
Aleksei Martyniuk / OH, MELETE!
Zuzanna Michalska / TRZY MAŁE HISTORIE
Omurike Wolterr - Anita Szprych / ELEMENT
Michał Bednarski / OUR KIND OF PLANET
Miodrag Manojlović / AT NIGHT
Adela Górna / TWARZĄ W TWARZ
Łucja Bańkowska / DOM
Sara Sawicka / PODŚWIADOMOŚĆ
Iga Bujarkiewicz / CHMURY
Ekaterina Shramko / SIĘ
Rapapawn / MONTE
Marta Oleksy / STYRTA SIĘ PALI
Mateusz Pawlikowski / PYRO
Aleksandra Damasiewicz / I'M FINE
Agnieszka Skorupa / MINI BESTIARIUSZ SŁOWIAŃSKI
Tomasz Ostaszewski / NIE TAKI STRASZNY FILM
Katsiaryna Kardash / DOWÓD
Katie Scott / STORY OF FLOWERS
Dina Velikovskaya / TIES
Pepon Meneses & Laura Gines Bataller / REINO
Anushka Naanayakkara / A LOVE STORY
Alicja Wojtaszek / ESCAPE ROOM
Oskar Francuz / PARASOLE
Weronika Kwas / PRZEMIANY
Modesta Gorol / WĘDRUJĄCE MIASTO
Soetkin Verstegen / FREEZE FRAME
Alexander Fingrutd / PRESS POUND TO CONNECT
Muriel Sago / MY SELF PORTRAIT
Adela Górna / JA I JA
Wojciech Puławski / FAULT_066
Patrycja Gajda / BLOKI

Psychedelic bust-a-groove
and Tadeusz Różewicz

The 3rd edition of Kinomural offered 5 tenement walls for the audience to watch over 90 large-scale projections by more than 50 audio-visual artists from Poland and abroad. There was also a special event – a project of the kinoMANUAL manufacture carried out together with Beata Rojek, which transformed one of the walls into a gigantic scanner which read a poem by Tadeusz Różewicz. The program also held the premiere presentation of “Threshold”, a project by Tomek Tryzna and Agata Bartos, as well as a “Bed-time cartoon” on the largest screen in the world.

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Dusty Deen / SKETCHBOOK, 2020
Morgan Beringer / SURFACE VALUE
Rus Khasanov / AURORA , OVER YOUR SKIN, UNITY, I SEE YOU
Extraweg / RELEASED, CROWDED, SOCIAL PRESSURE, A COMPETITION, HUMAN
Peter Burr / PATTERN LANGUAGE
Yoshi Sodeoka / VESTAL, MOONTALK, BONFIRES, IF YOU SUMMON, PERVASIVENESS INDEX, A GARDEN POND, MUTATION, SUNTALK, BLUE OVER PINK, INTO PROMENADE, DISCREET ZONES
Jake Fried / TREE OF LIFE, GOODNIGHT MOON, STILL LIFE WITH LEMONS, WAITING ROOM, PAPER TRAIL, BRAIN LAPSE
Ksawery Komputery / BAMB00, HANGING D, YA TATU, TRANSFER
ABYSSES, TOXIC-LOVE, OUT OF SIGHT, GRATIFICATION
kinoMANUAL & Brojek / KOBIETA GIGANT
Marie Opron / LE SILENCE DE LA RUE - © YOVO MUSIC & MIYU PRODUCTIONS
Maria Nolepa / KOT - CZY TO JAWA CZY SEN
Elenor Kopka / MAJESTIC WILDERNESS!
Anita Gurga / CLOUD LIFE - KRÓTKA HISTORIA
Iryna Kliui / BIAŁE GROSZKI
Enge Xue / CUBED
Connie Vissers / HING HANG
Daylen Seu / GAWI
Maja Śmietanka / PANDEMICZNY UMYSŁ
Agata Bartos i mali animatorzy
Tomek Tryzna, Agata Bartos / THR - PRZYGODY NA POGRANICZU
Petar John / THE RHYTHM OF EXISTENCE
Michael Frei / KIDS
Marta Oleksy / WIERSZ KSIĘŻYCOWY
Michael Edwards / A NARRATIVE FILM
Ryszard Kruk / CIEPŁO - ZIMNO
Wrunia / TEST CARD TEST
Klaudia Butrowska / NATŁOK
Tomasz Ostaszewski / LOT MUCHY
Morgan Beringer / PORTRAIT 09 - ANONYMOUS
Wendy Yu / ACTS OF HOLDING DANCE
Simon Christoph Krenn / CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION
Loïc Schwaller / ALPHABET
Emanuele Kabu / APERTURE
Agnieszka Talik / OVERGROWTH
Gerco De Ruijter / GRID CORRECTIONS
Magdalena Nowak / GRUPA DEMENCYJNA
Marek Grzyb / FUTURE
Wojciech Puławski / PANI STORCZYK AKA KOBIETA KWIAT
Piotr Bartos, Bartek Bartos / ROZEBRANY
Morgan Beringer / THE GOLDEN PILL
Alicja Kopczyńska / ZMYSŁ SŁUCHU
Gysin-Vanetti / 1630476675057
Dr Formalyst / LAZY DAY
radzikows / 010101110111010110111011101, LEKKOŚĆ
Martine Frossard / THIRTY MASKS
Chepertom / GROUND BREAKING, ENTROPIC WINDS, MINING CONTAINERS, SHATTERING BUILDING, TERRA COGNITA, VERTIGO
xyckshyt / rawWxwWxXwx
Chris Waters / MATIC
Dusty Deen / DROLLERY OF TIME, TRANSSUBSTANTIATION
Castell Lanko / DISPERSION INTERNAL FISSURE
Wendy Yu / ACTS OF HOLDING DANCE
Dimitri Thouzery / DEEP BREATH MASHUP
Simon Christoph Krenn / PARASITIC ENDEAVOURS
Max Hattler / SERIAL PARALLELS
Piotr Cudak / FASADA
Francis Diaz / WILD OPTICS, A COMPILATION OF GENERATIVE OPTICS

Our audience
is growing!

The second edition of Kinomural featured nearly 90 works by 48 artists from 16 countries, displayed on 5 walls of Wroclaw’s Nadodrze District. There were stop-motion, drawn and meditative films, abstract, experimental, and feature works. This was also the first edition to show 3D animations. 

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Jake Fried / RAW DATA, HEADSPACE, NIGHT VISION, BRAIN WAVE, THE DEEP END, MIND FRAME, THE BLANK PAGE, BABY EYES [PATTERNS FOR MARGOT]
Dirk Koy / MEERKAT, ESCAPE ROUTE, SHAPE STUDY, FIXED
Peter Burr / FALLING METHOD
Mike Pelletier / FLURRY, CONSTRAINT ITERATIONS 01, 02, 03, 04
Katarzyna Kąpała / SZUM
Sasha Svirsky / PUWU ZA, PUWU-R SERIES, PUWU-R 4, PUWU-R 2, MODUL, CHILD RES, BOKUS MANG
Felix Rothschild / MINILOUG
Yuge Zhou / SHIFT I, SHIFT II, TRAMPOLINE COLOR EXERCISE
Esstro9 / DAZ MOUNTAIN EYE, TACHIBANA FLOWER ENGINES, L'ABÎME, NUBILUM HARP
Kinomanual / MILKY MEDIUM
Dariusz Wekwert / OCZY ZAMKNIĘTE
Agnieszka Talik / LICHEN
Kaja Wasylkiewicz / ZWYCZAJNY DZIEŃ NA PLAŻY
Karolina Płanik / 30 SEK CAŁKOWITEJ CZERNI
Marta Oleksy / PANIE PROSZĄ PANÓW
Piotr Tokarz / UNBALANCED
Jiwon Ham / SPECTATOR
Yehua Mao / DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION
Elizabeth Hobbs / LITTLE SKIPPER, G-AAAH
Maria Constanza Ferreira / LATTICE, CRYSTAL LANDSCAPES
Maja Wolińska / AUTUMN NOVA
Aleksandra Fajlert / MYŚLI, COOKIE
Maotik / AERYON
Grzegorz Kwiek / KAWA
Iryna Kliui / PO DRODZE Z CHMURAMI
Iga Bujarkiewicz / FUTRO, MIESZKANIE
Justyna Ciszek / IDZIE BOBO
Bożena Zwycewicz / HOME ALONE
Zuzanna Kledzik / KOCIA SYMFONIA
Alessandro Novelli / LIGHTS
Agata Bartos + mali animatorzy / DOBRANOCKA
Emilia Skwarska / PTAKI ZIMUJĄCE
Norbert Kowalczyk / CAMOUFLAGE
Tomasz Ostaszewski / NUMEN II
Tomek Tryzna i Agata Bartos / OSCYLATOR
Jane Tao / TIME LAYERS
Eper / MONOLITH
Jaeuk Kim / (master)PIECE - 慰安婦
Marek Hajduk / BLUE
Piotr Bartos i Monika Dawidziuk / ŁADNE BUŹKI
Shusaku Kaji / UNKNOWN LUMINOSITY, UNKNOWN LUMINOSITY III, THE BIG NOTE IV
Kinga Gralak / BIOLOGIA ABSTRAKCYJNA
Paulina Młynek / PODRÓŻ
Bun Stout / THE ENIGMA'S
Allison Schulnik / MOTH
Caibei Cai / HALF ASLEEP
Robin Clifford Ellis / PINK SHOES
Monika Gil / PSIA KREW

The great opening!

For the very first time moving images came to life on 12 walls of 8 tenements. What a night that was! The district of Nadodrze was lit by around a dozen ephemeral projections. 

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Tomek Tryzna / TO CO JEST W MIĘSIE, NIE TYLKO JAKO MIĘSO SIĘ CENI, CELEM JEST POCZĄTEK, FASHION, POCIĄG DO IMITACJI, W CIENIU PIRAMID
Yuge Zhou / UNDERGROUND CIRCUIT, CROSS STREETS, GREEN PLAY, TO AFAR THE WATER FLOWS, TRAMPOLINE COLOR EXERCISE
Shusaku Kaji / THE BIG NOTE, COLORED WALL, CWXP_SQ, FOT2
Sean Pecknold / ORNETICA HESSE
Dirk Koy / ATTRACTION, CAROUSEL, CHAIRLIFT, CIRCLE, CIRCLES, CONSTRUCTION – DECONSTRUCTION, CYCLE, LINE, LUFTRAUM, PARASOL, SALVAGE,
Mike Pelletier / COORDINATED MOVEMENT, PERFORMANCE CAPTURE PART 1, PERFORMANCE CAPTURE PART 2, PARAMETRIC EXPRESSION, TIME OF FLIGHT, STILL LIFE
Damien Tran / SUN KING, VILLAGE NOYÉ, LUEUR D’ESPOIR, L’ÉTOILE QUI DÉVORE LES PLANÈTES
Thorsten Fleisch / ENERGIE!
Kinomanual / RESTLESS CINEMA
Bittersweet rhymes / LETTERS.EHO, “SCORE" - MUZYCZNA PARTYTURA DLA FILMU "LETTERS.EHO"
25/25 / FLEKT
Maja Wolińska / THE SKY WAS A CLOUD
AOAC [OTTO/SAHIN/CHUNG]] / “ŚNIADANIE NA 10:00 / BREAKFAST AT 10:00”, "ZNASZ TE STRONĘ MIASTA? / KNOW THIS PART OF TOWN? "
Marcin Ożóg / PO SĄSIEDZKU / KAMIEŃ - TELEDYSK
Piotr Bartos, Filip Zawada / JEM ŻEBY BYĆ SZCZĘŚLIWYM TYJĘ ŻEBY BYĆ NIESZCZĘŚLIWYM
Piotr Bartos, Agata Bartos, Filip Zawada / ZNIKAM
Bartek Bartos / WEB WORKING
Dagmara Pochyła / DOWN TO THE RIVER
Agata Bartos / POCZUCIE WINY, CECYLIA GALLERANI
Zlatko Ćosić / A MURMURATION
Jorge Bandera / DESCONEXION,