Tickets

21.11 - Kino Luna - 20 zł

22.11 - free entry with the exception of the concert at 11:00 PM (Vandermark/Trzaska/Górczyński) - 25 zł

23.11 - UJAZDOWSKI CASTLE - 40 zł, DZiK - free entry

24.11 - UJAZDOWSKI CASTLE - 50 zł, DZiK - free entry

Artists

Agnes Hvizdalek • Justyna Banaszczyk • Rashad Becker • Jacek Buhl • Christophe Cardoen • Piotr Ceglarek • David Chiesa • Michel Doneda • Jan Dybała jr • FOONYAP • Szymon Pimpon Gąsiorek • Tomasz Glazik • Michał Górczyński • Tomasz Gwinciński • Arve Henriksena • Wojciech Jachna • Vytautas V. Jurgutis • Marek Kądziela • Eli Keszler • Kacha Kowalczyk • Wojciech Kowalczyk • Łukasz Machała • Maciej Maciągowski • Menura • Vaclovas Nevcesauskas • Sean Noonan • Kresten Osgood • Darek Pietraszewski • Mates Rosinski • Mateusz Rosiński • Szymon Sapalski • Helge Sten • Ståle Storløkken • Li-Ping Ting • Mikołaj Trzaska • Ken Vandermark • Alex Ward • Witold Wawrzon • Piotr Wojtczak • Petr Yac •

Organizer / Partners

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m.st. WarszawaCentrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek UjazdowskiDziKLithuanian Culture Institute

Wednesday 21.11.2018 / Kino Luna, ul. Marszałkowska 28

8:00 PM „Sherlock Holmes and People of Tomorrow”,
dir. Tomasz Gwincinski (polish premiere)

Sherlock Holmes and People of Tomorrow

8:00 PM „Sherlock Holmes and People of Tomorrow”, dir. Tomasz Gwincinski (polish premiere)

The film was made by Bogusław Schaeffer’s student and composer of contemporary music Tomasz Gwincinski. Forms of this music were translated to contemporary film narrative. The result is a separate feature work that lasts 106 minutes. Tomasz Gwincinski also wrote the script, which was created according to literary standards of OULIPO group. The film itself, however, is not an expression of purely abstract domain, but the means the maker used were applied deliberately in order to give the sense of the story as faithfully as possible. The story is an anatomy of an investigation, in which Sherlock Holmes participates. The aim of the investigation is to solve the mystery of a certain human head. The film was show in the scenery of Lower Silesia, in places important for the history of this region such as: Radomierzyce castle, Czocha castle, Lubiąż abbey and other. Thanks to that the film has a specific atmosphere, just as if the action is taking place in a closed zone. The film was shot in November 2013 and it was finished in May 2014.

Tomasz Gwinciński, a guitar virtuoso, is one of the creators of the so called yass scene, he founded the band Maestro Trytony, he is the author of music for many theatrical plays and films, he was the originator and author of an educational programme Muzykoteka (National Audiovisual Institute).


10:00 PM „Zen for nothing”, dir. Werner penzel (polska premiera filmu)

Zen for nothing

10:00 PM „Zen for nothing”, dir. Werner Penzel (polska premiera filmu)

„Zen for Nothing” is a 2016 Swiss and German documentary film by Werner Penzel, known from the circle of improvised musicians and the author of a legendary film “Step across the border” from 1990. In “Zen for Nothing” the director accompanies a Swiss actress during her stay in a Japanese Zen monastery. The way the film was produced reflects the atmosphere in the monastery. Like in his previous films, the author emphasises sound, deliberately exaggerating to draw the attention of viewers. Film was realised in 5:1 sound system, which gives the impression of being in the world of the film. Music for the film was created by Fred Frith, who has been cooperating with the director for many years and often appears in the history of Mózg.

Werner Penzel was born in Germany in 1950. In the 70’s he worked and lived with the Brazilian theatre company Oficina in Rio de Janeiro, he accompanied Living Theatre in Europe, studied at the Munich Film Academy and travelled a lot. While in Japan, he practiced in Eiheiji and Antaiji Zen monasteries In 2009 he moved to Awaji-shima island, where he founded “nomadomura” to continue making films, music and art and work on cultural exchanges.

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Thursday 22.11.2018 / Dom Zabawy i Kultury DZiK, ul. Belwederska 44A

7:00 PM Krzysztof Gruse (installation)

Krzysztof Gruse

7:00 PM Krzysztof Gruse (installation)

Krzysztof Gruse was born in 1957 n Bydgoszcz. He is a painter and a poet, a co-founder of an artistic group Szkoła Bydgoska. He currently lives in Bochum in Germany.

He is an author of the theme of this year's edition of MÓZG festival - Spirituality is everywhere.

At the DZiK club, we will see a cross-sectional installation composed of his works.


8:00 PM Wojciech Kowalczyk (performance)

Wojciech Kowalczyk

8:00 PM Wojciech Kowalczyk (performance)

Wojciech Kowalczyk comes from Bydgoszcz. He has a PhD in plastic arts. He creates within genres of performance art such as ARX art, ALO art, GHNO art, PROMT art, IMIT art, NUN art, PLEN art. In his work he expresses himself mainly through performance and its various forms as well as artistic installations, object and video art. In the field of theoretical approach to art he is involved with analysis of performance and the aspect of its methodological evaluation possibilities. He is a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, Artistic Association Młodzi Sztuką, Association of Artists of Other Arts, Warsaw off ART group. He is the initiator and curator of Bydgoski Spichlerz Sztuki Performance. He participates in festivals and exhibitions in Poland and abroad.


11:30 PM Good Night Chicken (concert)

Good Night Chicken

11:30 PM Good Night Chicken (concert)

A garage duo, high mileage, fans of playing fast. Their music is a side effect of a decade long friendship. Guitar and percussion, sad lyrics, lack of seriousness, a wave of intense sounds. Their motto is “garage rock is a mistake”. You are looking at the surface of water and you are starting to notice swarming microbes. Good Night Chicken is all of that.


godz. 21:15 JAZĄBU (concert)

JAZĄBU

godz. 21:15 JAZĄBU (concert)

JAZĄBU is a new multi-generation project created by musicians from Łódź, Bydgoszcz and Warsaw.

Wojciech Jachna (1976) is a trumpeter and improviser. He recorded more than 20 albums with different groups including Contemporary Noise Sextet, Sing Sing Penelope, Mordy from Tricity or reggae band Dubska. Tomasz Glazik (1978, Tuchola) is a saxophonist, improviser and producer. He participated in the recording of Kazik’s solo albums. He created music for a documentary films about Warsaw’s district Praga entitled „Inna strona miasta” (“The other side of the city”). Marek Kądziela is a guitarist, composer and innovator, who is constantly seeking for new sounds and musical challenges. He is also an experienced pedagogue and animator of culture. He is a member of many musically varied projects. Jacek Buhl (1965) is a drummer associated with Mózg club in Bydgoszcz and involved in improvised music. He played in band significant for yass scene in Poland. He is the co-creator of bands such as Glabulator or Trzy Tony. He created music for animated and feature films.


godz. 22:15 FOONYAP (concert)

FOONYAP

godz. 22:15 FOONYAP (concert)

FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist and vocalist with an incomparable sound. Drawing comparisons to Björk, Braids, and Lhasa, their latest release ‘Palimpsest’ is a therapeutic reconciliation with their sheltered Chinese-Catholic heritage and the intense classical music training of their childhood. Over the course of the past two years FOONYAP has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Canada, along with New York City, garnering increasing acclaim everywhere they have performed, from outlets such as The Fader, The Line Of Best Fit, and the Toronto Star, amongst others, while appearing on CBC Q + Music Lab. Their haunting mix of folk and electronic has captivated audiences at Reeperbahn, Megaphono and Canadian Music Week and most recently, a two-month tour of Europe and UK. Looping violin, mandolin, and voice, FOONYAP showcases a gifted voice that swings between a brittle fragility and explosive dynamism.


11:00 PM Vandermark / Trzaska / Górczyński (concert)

Vandermark Trzaska Górczyński
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11:00 PM Vandermark / Trzaska / Górczyński (concert)

Ken Vandermark (B clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone) is one of the most creative representatives of Chicago based improvise music. In 1999 he received the award of McArthur Foundation. He works with the most prominent characters of world free and impro jazz scene such as Joe McPhee, Peter Brotzmann, Paal Nilsen-Love or Mats Gustafsson. He created one of the most important free jazz orchestras Resonance.

Michał Górczyński (bass clarinet, double bass clarinet) he graduated from the Music Academy in Warsaw. Since 1998 e has been writing music for different instrumental ensembles and as well as composing music for theatre. He is an active improviser, who interprets contemporary music. He is the author of installation and theoretical texts on his original theories as well as radio programs and underground films.

Mikołaj Trzaska (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone) was born in 1966 in Gdańsk. He finished a secondary art school and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk for three years. He gave up school to pursue music. Trzaska was the co-founder of the most important group of yass movement - legendary Miłość and the leader of Łoskot. He accompanied poets Świetlicki i Andruchowycz. Currently he creates within radical free jazz.

Friday 23.11.2018 / Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.
Auditorium The Laboratory Building, ul. Jazdów 2

8:00 PM Krzysztof Gruse & Sławek Janicki
Duchowość jest powszechna (performance)

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8:00 PM Krzysztof Gruse & Sławek Janicki
Duchowość jest powszechna (performance)

Sławek Janicki is the originator of the idea and man in charge of Mózg Festival as well as bassist and improviser. He invited a painter, poet and a friend of many years Krzysztof Gruse, who for 30 years has been a source of creative inspiration not only for him but a fair group of artists associated with Mózg. Together they will create this year’s edition of Mózg Festival that will take place under the theme “Spirituality is Everywhere”.


11:30 PM SIGHTINGS (concert)

11:30 PM SIGHTINGS (concert)

These four artists have already collaborated together in different projects and artistically know each other very well. This is the first time that they will play in a quartet. What brings the four together is a poetic sharing of space and time. A place in which sounds, light and movement can unfold in their own individuality only guided by intense listening. Then, in each of us, activates the vortex of our perceptions, raw animality or our reptilian brain finds its first sensations. Li-Ping Ting (dance) is an interdisciplinary artist born at Taiwan. Her art works is a process of exchange with inhabitants, dealing with issues like interpersonal relationships, questioning the body and the mind’s transformation. Michel Doneda (soprano saxophone) has developed one of the most extensive musical vocabularies in free improvisation. His music, from the highest manifestations of his instrumental performance gives us to understand his own skeleton crossed by the wind. David Chiesa (double bass) has been active on the international improvised stage since 1997. His work as in improviser is an intimate relationship with other practices such as dance, poetry, experimental cinema or the light, the visual arts or the theater. Self-taught, for the past twenty years, Christophe Cardoen (lights) has been manufacturing machines and installations in different places: theaters, squats, galleries, museums, schools, abandoned places, gardens, cellars, on the streets, festivals, under a tree, in his studio.


9:30 PM Szymon Gąsiorek & Kresten Osgood (concert)

9:30 PM Szymon Gąsiorek & Kresten Osgood (concert)

Two drummers and multi-instrumentalists, composers, leaders and organisers jon forces in an explosive duo. Kresten Osgood is a Danish legend. For over twenty years he has been uniting the scenes of free, jazz, pop, rock, electronic music or hip-hop. Invariably, his every performance surprises and he is one of the main characters that inspire younger generations of improvisers and seeking musicians. Szymon Gąsiorek is a Polish composer and improviser active in different contexts. He lives in Copenahgen. He graduated from Copenhagen’s Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium. He is the co-founder of an independent label Love & Beauty Music. He is involved in organising underground festivals and series of events like Dźwięko Działka or ‚__is happening’.

Kresten Osgood - drums / piano / pocket trumpet / keyboards / other
Szymon Pimpon Gąsiorek - drums / electronics / pocket trumpet / euphonium / other


10:30 PM Eli Keszler & Rashad Becker (concert)

10:30 PM Eli Keszler & Rashad Becker (concert)

Eli Keszler's work is all about spaces. The New York-based drummer and composer continually grapples with the interaction between sound and environment, transforming physical and virtual spaces through his performances, recordings, and installations. In addition to performances within his installations, he’s played extensively as a solo artist and in collaboration with the likes of Ashley Paul, C. Spencer Yeh, Loren Connors, and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. He has released recordings with labels including Berlin’s PAN, Burlington, Vermont’s NNA Tapes, and his own REL records. Keszler’s playing is imagistic, and his pieces convey a spectrum of emotional dynamics that range from the epic (think gamelan with tribalistic tom explosions) to the intimate (“house noises” you might hear while lying in bed). A player of polyglot inspiration, Keszler takes cues from almost everything that surrounds him—drawings, buildings, other drummers, rocks, machines.

Rashad Becker is a composer and musician residing in Berlin. His compositions are multi-layered narratives populated by an ensemble of sonic entities; some are smug, some shy, some are agitators and others are ready to surrender. Often there’s a tragiccomical touch, like a cartoon version of what could be a requiem from a dream (or just as much as a fertility dance from another dimension). Recent works include the cycle “Traditional Music Of Notional Species” released across two volumes on PAN, and a multi-part work called “Based On A True Story” that derives scores from historical occurrences in a sort of “sonic staging” in this context, he is currently commissioned by New York-based ensemble Alarm Will Sound and Derlin string ensemble Kaleidoskop. Rashad is mainly active as a solo artist but finds himself in a series of permanent collaborations alongside Eli Keszler, Moritz von Oswald and as a member of the formation Moleglove. Other and more sporadic collaborators have been Okkyung Lee, Andre Vida, Ashley Paul, and Valerio Tricoli.

Friday 23.11.2018 / Dom Zabawy i Kultury DZiK, ul. Belwederska 44A

POINTLESS GEOMETRY SHOWCASE (main stage)

11:00 PM MTV Modulartelevision (concert)

MTV Modulartelevision

11:00 PM MTV Modulartelevision (concert)

MTV (Modulartelevision) is a travelling television programme, in which Piotr Ceglarek, Jan Dybała and Piotr Wojtczak a.k.a. AARPS combine their passion for sound and image synthesis. A single MTV session lasts from 90 to 240 minutes. It blends the features of an improvised concert and an audio-visual installation. During the performance they aim at bend the local space-time using processing systems based on feedback.

MTV CREW:
Piotr Wojtczak: audio and video synthesis, animation
Jan Dybała Jr: audio synthesis, feedback, graphic design, stage design and lights
Piotr Ceglarek: audio and video synthesis, graphic design, programming


11:50 PM Muka (concert)

Muka

11:50 PM Muka (concert)

Paszka + K-cha = MUKA (?) sound collage (?) idm (?) So Kacha comes from Gliwice and Szymon is from Kraków. The project came to life under the influence of musical evenings, when we were listening to cassettes with experimental electronics. We make out music spontaneously at home.


12:40 AM Maciej Maciągowski (concert)

Maciej Maciągowski

12:40 AM Maciej Maciągowski (concert)

Maciej Maciągowski is a philistine musicians, electronic music amateur, Master in acoustics. Fast and short, variously and repeatedly; reflexive hits, dog’s life. He plays in Strętwa, Bachorze and Lata bands. He made his debut in 2016 with a cassette GODDNADOG (Baba Vanga) and later in 2017 he returned to his native land with DGGDRM album (Pointless Geometry). Currently he is deconstructing footwork in atmosphere of OGOG EP released in 2018 (Trzy Szóstki).


1:30 AM FOQL & Vj Copy Corpo (concert)

1:30 AM FOQL & Vj Copy Corpo (concert)

FOQL & VJ Copy Corpo is an improvised audio-visual projects based on analogue synergy of sound and image. Rhythmic electronics, field rerecording and music from tapes enclosed in organic sound immersed in colourful visuals and analogue glitch and psychedelic aesthetics. Artists often use a system of transparent screen to give their performances a more spatial and performative character.

In her music FOQL combines rhythmic electronics with a post-punk vibe or minimal waves sounds and her live sets are mainly based on improvisation. FOQL started her career recording for domestic labels such as Oficyna Biedoty (BDTA) and Pointless Geometry. Later she released music with a cult lalber from the Netherlands Enfant Terrible/Gooiland Elektro as well as for NewYork Haunted, Always Human or Alien Jams. She is the co-founder of Oramics, which is a platform that supports women active on the electronic music scene.

Darek Pietraszewski is a VJ, Tape jockey, propagator of tape culture kultury and promoter of independent music. He co-creates concert series V/A - Various Artist and a tape label Pointless Geometry. He is also the author of graphics for posters and cover of tape releases. As VJ Corpo Copy he creates visuals based on feedback and video materials from VHS tapes. In his improvised sets he uses analogue video mixers, peripheral devices or video cameras.

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12:30 AM Menura - live (concert)

Menura

12:30 AM Menura - live (concert)

Menura’s work is inspired by a bird called menura, which is known for its ability to mimic every sound it hears. One individual can learn the voice of even up to 20 species of other birds as well as many mechanical sounds from car alarm siren to the sound of a chainsaw. Music created by Menura is constructed from recorded sounds of nature and other sounds that exist in the surrounding world.

Saturday 24.11.2018 / Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.
Auditorium, The Laboratory Building, ul. Jazdów 2

8:00 PM Metroscan (concert)

METROSCAN
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8:00 PM METROSCAN (concert)

METROSCAN is a futuristic audiovisual work dealing with the subject of the megapolis, its informational speed, multipolarity and other post-urbanist vectors. The title “Metroscan” and the idea behind it are based on the multifaceted origin of the word “metro” (in Ancient Greek metron stands for measure). It is connected to metropolis, concepts of measuring, movement and transportation. All of those concepts are “scanned” into highly concentrated sounds and visuals - a certain compressed informational avalanche of a large city, which through the means of digital technologies is melted into a purified, fluctuating aesthetic experience. The music of this piece uses a very broad scale of frequencies and often balances between experimental and pulsating electronic music. The visuals are based on the conversion of the data of current sound into an image that is restored in real time. It is characteristic of very fast change of elements, lush images and unpredictability.

Vytautas V. Jurgutis – electronic music
Vaclovas Nevcesauskas – visual artist


godz. 21:00 Agnes Hvizdalek (concert)

Agnes Hvizdalek

godz. 21:00 Agnes Hvizdalek (concert)

Agnes Hvizdalek is an improvising musician originating from Vienna’s experimental music scene and is based in Oslo and Vienna. From an early age, she has dedicated her life to new music and her fascination with the human voice. She celebrates this in her abstract vocal music, for which she has received international acclaim. Always exploring new horizons, Hvizdalek has engaged in numerous cross-disciplinary collaborations merging voice and visual and performance art, dance, theatre, film, writing.


10:00 PM NOONWARD (concert)

10:00 PM NOONWARD (concert)

The duo plays a wide mixture of improvised music through composed comprovisations. Don't be surprised if out of a group improvisation you experience a cover song!

Alex Ward was born in 1974 and is currently based in London. He works in composed and improvised music, and areas which combine the two. He plays the clarinet, and since 2000 he has been increasingly playing the guitar. Regular improvising groups of which he is a member include Weavels, duos with Kay Grant and Steve Noble, and Noble's improv power-trio N.E.W. He co-led the rock band Camp Blackfoot with Benjamin Hervé, and in 2005 he released a solo album of his songs entitled "Hapless Days", which led to the formation of Alex Ward & The Dead Ends to perform Sean Noonan composes and conducts with a pair of drum sticks original multi-stylistic music. His wide-spectrum of music combines the loquacity of an Irish bard, the narrative rhythms of Samuel Beckett, and the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer. He recorded more than 20 albums and gave hundreds of performances in over 15 countries, in premiere venues and international festivals. Noonan settled in New York City in 1999, quickly integrating himself into the fruitful underground scene. He formed the notable jazz-punk trio THE HUB.

Sean Noonan - drums/vocals
Alex Ward - clarinet/guitar


11:00 PM Supersilent (concert)

Supersilent

11:00 PM Supersilent (concert)

A mainstay on Norway’s music scene over the last two decades, Supersilent continues to push the boundaries of modern improv. In their music, the trio touches on elements of hardcore noise, imply industrial soundscapes, recall Miles at the Fillmore or Stockhausen in Donaueschingen, or play the most delicate and filigree “ambient” sound-­washes. Every recording and every concert is a unique occasion and their music combines genres such as rock, electronica, jazz and modern composition. Supersilent was born in 1997. It is a platform for a highly physical improvised electronic music made by a trio. Arve Henriksen’s hypnotic trumpet has been heard with everyone from David Sylvian and Laurie Anderson to Jan Bang and the ice music of Terje Isungset. Henriksen also released a string of acclaimed solo albums on Rune Grammofon. Keyboardist Ståle Storløkken has worked with Motorpsycho, Elephant9, Terje Rypdal, and the Humcrush duo with Sidsel Endresen. Helge Sten uses a complex array of homemade electronics, samplers, sound processing and analogue effects – cumulatively known as the ‘Audio Virus’ – in his solo ambient music as Deathprod.

Saturday 24.11.2018 / Dom Zabawy i Kultury DZiK, ul. Belwederska 44A

DYM SHOWCASE

“DYM SHOWCASE” during the 14th Mózg Festival will be a musical presentation of selected artists associated with the Gorzow publishing house. As part of the main theme of the festival "Spirituality is everywhere”, the works presented will be a personal attempt to interpret the phenomenon of spirituality through the sound, here and now.


11:30 PM Witold Wawrzon (concert)

Witold Wawrzon

11:30 PM Witold Wawrzon (concert)

Witold Wawrzon is a singer and saxophonist from Gorzów. Since 2008 he has been associated with Siła, a band known for its compromising attitude on stage. His original solo project revolves around improvised and ambient music. At the heart of his work lies the attempt to disintegrate the sounds of the saxophone with the use of guitar effects and loops, and then re-synthesising them towards organic drone trance. The purpose of these musical explorations is to make the listener feel in a specific way and to evolve intense emotions.


12:00 AM Petr Yac (concert)

Petr Yac

12:00 AM Petr Yac (concert)

Patr Yac creates among delays and reverbs for years. He is one of the most acclaimed of Polish producers of deep and unobvious electronic music marked with a dub sign. His music takes listeners to far sound outskirts, hidden at the edge of techno, drones and other sound extremes. His deep dubby loops have been released in labels such as [instabil] and minicromusic. Yac is also known as one of collaborators in Normal bias dub duo.


12:50 AM wrong dials (concert)

wrong dials

12:50 AM wrong dials (concert)

wrong dials aka wd30 is a solo project of Mateusz Rosiński, who actively works on Polish scene as a DJ, producer and cultural animator. He's a founder of dym records and dym festival. Mateusz is one of the coordinating pillars of creative space "Sejf" and Centrum Kultury Niezależnej in Gorzów Wielkopolski. Wrong Dials is a project that focuses on deconstruction, plunderphonics and free improvisation. Rosiński is also a co-creator of projects as Facebug (Wojtek Krzyżanowski), Zespół Krystalizacji Śliny i Łez (Hania Piosik) , Dynasonic (Mateusz Rychlicki i Adam Soltysik), Volksband (Łukasz Mahała), the author of music for theatre prerformances and art exhibitions.


1:20 AM Volksband (concert)

Volksband

1:20 AM Volksband (concert)

Volksband is a Gorzów based project created by Łukasz Machała, drummer and founder of the band Siła and Mateusz Rosiński (wrong dials). Their music is a largely improvised journey with drums and electronics. Sometimes it's loud and calm, sometimes light and nervous. Volksband came to life in June 2018 in the former Gorzów municipal bath (Volksbad), home of Sejf studio and Magnetoffon club, which are places of rehearsals and cultural meetings.


2:00 AM wrong dials & Petr Yac (dj set)

2:00 AM wrong dials & Petr Yac (dj set)

Contact

Festival Office
Telefon: +48 52 345 51 95
Fax: +48 52 345 51 95
office@mozg.art.pl
Sławek Janicki / festival director
slawek@mozg.art.pl / 661 574 508
Anna Jędrzejewska / PR
pr@mozg.art.pl / 660 863 612

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