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.
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.