September 3, 2012
The third Przemiany (Transformations) Festival, organized by the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw on Sept. 1-9 is celebrating a fresh and inventive look at culture through pioneering visual techniques and hear avant-garde music projects.
The key themes of the Transformations Festival are the city, local community, neighborhood, interpersonal communication and the changing nature of relations between people.
The event will comprise concerts, film screenings, discussions, workshops and community-related projects combining visual arts and new technology.
This year’s Transformations Festival will concentrate on human existence in rapidly growing cities, on people who both witness and trigger constant change in culture. The subject will be explored at an all-night-long concert entitled “Sonic Fiction” performed by experimental musicians from across the globe who use laptops, synthesizers and sound processors as instruments.
Other notable festival events include the “identy_TY” overview of Polish animated short films which tackle the subject of transformation of identity, and Transformations in Powisle, a project showing how the neighborhood has evolved over the years.
Near the Copernicus Science Center, choreographers will encourage passers-by to learn to dance any style of their choice. Visitors to the festival will be able to try inventive dishes prepared by local restaurants and cafes, rent board games and play outdoor games, read books or just relax in the sun.
Every festival evening after sunset, the Copernicus Science Center will be opening its Planetarium Stage atop the Planetarium building where visitors will be able to listen to music and chill out after a fun-filled day.