Honorata Martin is a visual artist and performer, who works with painting, drawing, and photography, creates videos and performances. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk with a major in Painting from Prof. Mieczysław Olszewski’s studio and a minor in Intermedia Art from Prof. Wojciech Zamiara’s studio. Her artistic activities mostly unfold in real time. For her work entitled Going Out Into Poland (2013), Martin set out from her flat in Gdańsk with no predefined assumptions or specified goal, and spent two months wandering towards the south of Poland. Her journey ended in Dzierżoniów. During her performance Settling In (2015), she moved to a park in the Bródno district of Warsaw, where she lived in a self-made shelter. She designed her actions, which were based on interactions with people, on a daily basis. In her artistic practice, Martin often attempts to transgress the limitations of her own body and social taboos. In works presented at her solo exhibition God the Monkey (2015), visitors could see the artist hanging from a 10th-floor balcony of one of Gdańsk’s tower blocks or swimming in the freezing cold water of a canal crossing one of the housing estates.
Krzysztof Topolski is a sound artist, drummer, author of music and sound art projects. He works with field recording, acoustic ecology and acoustic landscapes. He creates sound installations. Noise, soundscape and groove are the keywords of his creative practice. His interests range from experiments with drumming and live electronics to improvised and electroacoustic music. He composes using a computer. He organises presentations and lectures on contemporary music, acoustic ecology and sound art. As a sound artist and educator, he has worked with the most important cultural institutions in Poland, such as the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, the National Museum in Kraków, Emigration Museum in Gdynia as well as Centres for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk and Toruń. Topolski holds workshops, plays concerts and takes part in exhibitions and festivals in Poland and abroad. Various scholarships and residency programmes have taken him, among others, to Skolska 28 Gallery in Prague, Ohio State University School of Music in the U.S., EMS electroacoustic music centre in Stockholm, and the Skalar Center for Sound Art and Experimental Music in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.