During the MUSIC.DESIGN.FORM
Festival, the interior of the Philharmonic in Szczecin will become an amazing gallery - an exhibition of furniture, large-format photographs and design, creating a unique scenography for the festival events. On show are furniture designs by one of the most outstanding architects of classical modernism - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the photographic exhibition "Danish design in the lens of Piotr Topperzer", and an interactive installation by panGenerator. Over the five festival days from September 19th to 23rd, the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin will become a place where sound, light, architecture and applied art will merge into one cohesive artistic message.
The exhibitions available to guests during MUSIC.DESIGN.FORM
(MDF) perfectly fit into the founding ideas behind the festival to constitutes a bold fusion of music and other arts. The event will be dominated by music (among the artists; Philip Glass, Magne Furuholmen, and Beardyman
as announced earlier), and the visual aspects of the entire project are equally important. - The motto of experiencing music with all our senses has been undertaken by us for a long time via our many projects, so during the MDF Festival we wish to intensify this type of activity. During the five days of the festival we will show how much music, architecture, photography and other fields of art can influence each other to create a completely fresh artistic message, so different from the impact of each of these arts separately
- says Dorota Serwa, Managing Director of the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin.
In a space not normally available to the public on a daily basis, namely the VIP lounge, furniture will be arranged by designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
, the late German modernist architect, furniture designer and propagator of minimalism. This furniture from the master's own private collection has entered the canon of modern design despite its passage of 80 years, and has not lost anything of its timelessness. On display are "Suspension chair" (Frischwinger), along with the MR 150 coffee table among others..
The Level 4 Gallery will host the photographic exhibition "Danish design in the lens of Piotr Topperzer"
, a Polish photographer living in Denmark. During the festival the artist will present
50 photographs depicting Danish utility projects: jewelry, furniture and home furnishings.
One of the most characteristic elements of the interior architecture of the Philharmonic in Szczecin - the spiral stairs, will host an interactive audiovisual installation. The spiral of the stairs will be transformed into a well in which the voices of festival guests will take on a material and visual form. In this way, a unique architectural, musical and light show will be created. The creator of the installation - panGenerator group, deals with the design and art of new media, combining modern digital media with original spatial forms and interactions. The PanGenerator
Group's work has been presented in Melbourne, Beijing, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, Barcelona and Vienna, including the most important design and art festivals, such as: Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria), International Contemporary Music Festival Warsaw Autumn, International Biennale of Media Art WRO (Wrocław), Łódź Design, Milan Design Week, DMY International Design Festival (Berlin) or SXSW (Texas).MUSIC.DESIGN.FORM
(MDF) is a festival across the divisions to combine different fields of art. During the 5 days, guests will experience symphonic and chamber concerts, exhibitions, workshops, discussion panels, happenings, visual and sound visualizations, and more. The main assumption of the festival is to show how divisions into genres, styles of artistic expression, are delineated. The first edition of MUSIC.DESIGN.FORM Festival will take place on 19-23 September 2018 in the unique award-winning space of the organizer - the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin.
Information about ticket prices and dates of sale will soon be available on the website page devoted to the festival mdf.filharmonia.szczecin.pl