Join us Thursday, October 24th at the Castle for presentations by current Fellows, Wojtek Blecharz and Marc Wiegand.

Wojtek Blecharz, Fellow, (Music, Poland)
Born in Gdynia, Poland, Wojtek Blecharz graduated with honors from Frederic Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw in 2006, and in 2015 he received a Ph. D. in music composition at the University of California San Diego.  Since 2012, Blecharz has been curating the Instalakcje music festival at Warsaw’s Nowy Theater, featuring non-concert music: sound and performance installations, sound sculptures, music videos and music theater. Blecharz has also directed both of his opera-installations Transcryptum (2013) commissioned by Grand Theater National Opera in Warsaw and Park-Opera (2016) commissioned by Theater Powszechny in Warsaw. His works were performed at Warsaw Autumn Festival, Salzburg Biennale, Museum of Modern Art in Tel Aviv, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (Australia), MATA Festival (New York), Mostly Mozart Festival (New York), Klangwerkstadt (Berlin) and others.

Marc Wiegand, Fellow, (Visual Arts, USA)
Marc Wiegand has a dual career as an international lawyer and visual artist. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas and says that “[his] work has evolved from representing the effects of light to painting with light itself.” Wiegand creates ‘light boxes’ that are based on translucent light “which is both intensely rich and evanescent.” Light boxes “make” color that changes as the viewer changes perspective. As a result, the compositions are inherently unstable – mimicking the instability of perception and memory, the dual phenomena on which his work is based.

Thursday, 24 October 2019
Welcome Cocktail at 6:00 PM
Presentations at 6:15 PM