Firstly, an update regarding Karolina Grzywnowicz‘s work Still Life. It will open today at 5.30pm on Plac Szczepański - the smaller square next to our festival office - and afterward remain there for the duration of the festival. As this is a public space, it is of course free to visit.
The discussion program continues today with a presentation by Lillevan on the Prometheus Institute in Kazan, where art meets science; a discussion between promoters and curators coming from locations across the former USSR; Andy Battaglia’s presentation on flowers through the history of art; a discussion about the complex relationships between counterculture and brands; and, finally, on navigating misogyny in music. All the talks are free, and you can check the exact hours in the schedule here.
Today’s screening is The New Radical, a documentary focused on two cryptoanarchists. Please note that film screenings are not covered by the festival pass and need a ticket that can be purchased at Kino Pod Baranami.
Other activities include a guided walk through the Wolski Forest and the start of NTS radio sessions, now an annual Unsound Krakow event, and this year hosted at Szpitalna 1 club.
The evening music program for today consists of the world premiere of Bad Weather, a new piece by Arturas Bumšteinas using baroque noise machines. The first evening in Manggha starts with a collaboration between Unsound regulars Wacław Zimpel and Kuba Ziołek—from the group Stara Rzeka—fusing lush psychedelic music of electronic and acoustic origins. Siksa’s radical and brutally honest performances are smashing the patriarchy one gig at a time. Posh Isolation’s Puce Mary hails from Denmark via Los Angeles and rips into the middle of the night with immersive industrial sounds that explore dominance and submission. Closing is the extreme Polish noise band BNNT joined by Swedish saxophone player Mats Gustafsson.
The Festival Office is located in Pałac Krzysztofory, with the entrance from Szczepańska 2, open from 12:00 to 18:00 throughout the festival. Be sure to exchange your pass for the festival wristband here, as it’s the only place to do so. It’s also a place to purchase individual tickets. Check the event pages on the website schedule for the status of each event in terms of what’s available.