Parallel Vienna – summary

Parallel Vienna is over, but we’re still bursting with energy and good memories we brought back to Krakow from those days. We were extremely tired, but happy. Our exhibition was visited by hundreds guests – most of them we’re really impressed and shared good feedback with us. We said many “hellos”, shoke many hands and did a lot of networking. Now we want to say THANK YOU, to all who kept fingers crossed! We want to say thank you also to our media partners  – SARP Kraków, Instytut Polski w Wiedniu and – most of all – your engagement was very supportive.

About “Ferrofluctuations” during Parallel Vienna you could also read here Dzienniku Polskim (the same material in Kraków Nasze Miasto i Gazecie Krakowskiej), , blog and We also invite you to read interviews with the authors: Beata Malinowska-Petelenz and Franciszek Araszkiewicz .

And HERE you can listen what was the sound of “Ferrofluctiations” .

Beata Malinowska-Petelenz and Franciszek Araszkiewicz
AP KunstArt Team (from left): Artur, queen Małgorzata, Beata (author), Franciszek (author), Marcin, Anna

Parallel Vienna

On 24th of September there will be an official opening of Parallel Vienna fair, where we’re exhibiting our “project statement” Ferrofluctuations.

Ferrofluctuations is an installation presented during contemporary art fair Parallel Vienna by polish art foundation AP KunstArt Fund.

Ferrofluctuations. Spaces of influence, open boundaries and hidden relations. Those relations, though sometimes invisible, are weaving visual and sound structures, full of mutual influences. Even a single choice and subtle change can initiate a new process and build new meanings and qualities.

Presented procesual installation consists of three connected objects. Those are: paintings, interactive installation with ferromagnetic fluid and sound part. Paintings (mixed techniques: aquarelle, acrylic, drawing, ink) by Beata Malinowska-Petelenz are focused on color and organic forms, intimate scraps building new indentities. They are in close relations with installation-object with ferromagnetic fluid by Franciszek Araszkiewicz. Fluid changes its shape due to electromagnetic fields. With that it creates sound phenomenon, that can be impacted by viewers presence (for example with electromagnetic field shared by viewers own mobile phone).


niemuzeum – our educational project

To the core of AP KunstArt Fund activities, which is organising cultural events, supporting artists and – in general – popularisation of art, few months ago we added one more long term project – educational one. It’s called “niemuzeum” and this is a platform promoting art and culture. For now you can find it on social media, but the goal is to expand on podcast, publishing and meetings with you 🙂

Hosek Contemporary

We cordially invite you for our next music event, which will take its place in amazing space of Hosek Contemporary, Berlin. Again, Michael Fischer and Franciszek Araszkiewicz will play together, with videos by Anna Petelenz and Beata Malinowska-Petelenz.

Full info about the project and participating Artists you’ll find below, and – 5.06. – let’s meet in Berlin!

Vienna – may 2019

APKunstArt co-organizes two concerts in Vienna under the title
FluctuActions. Michael Fischer (feedback-saxophone, violin) and
Franciszek Araszkiewicz (electronics) will perform twice, together
with friends:

06.05.2019 Perinetkeller Perinetgasse 1, 1200 Wien 19:30 + video: Anna
Petelenz/Beata Malinowska-Petelenz

08.05.2019 3. IMPRO.FEST.WÄHRING Verein Kunstbetrieb Klostergasse 11-13
A-1180 Wien 19:30 + Sina Klein (poetry) +video: Anna Petelenz/Beata

Concerts are supported by Polish Institute in Vienna.

Posters by Małgorzata Petelenz.

Please feel invited!


AP KunstArt co-organized two events being part of Krakow Gallery
Week – KRAKERS. Opening of Apteka Janicki Gallery took place on 12th
May 2019, while audio-visual composition Event Horizon (for
electronics governed by brainwaves and video) was performed at HEVRE
on 14th May. Franciszek Araszkiewicz performed both pieces together
with Aleksander Janicki. Anna Petelenz supported visuals and

We are very thankful for you presence!

Beata Malinowska-Petelenz: Brasil

21.01.2019 opening of exhibition of drawings by Beata
Malinowska-Petelenz “Brasil” has take place at Dym Gallery in Krakow,
supported by AP KunstArt Fund. Graphic works of the artist are focused
on characteristic forms and identities hidden in the dynamics and
diversity of structures and spaces.

The exhibition will be open till 22.02.2019. We wold like to
congratulate the artist and thank everyone involved in success of this
special project!

Salon Goldschlag

Salon Goldschlag

We would like to thank all the listeners that visited our concert at
Salon Goldschlag. During the performance of Franciszek Araszkiewicz
(brainwaves) and Michael Fischer (saxophone) we have presented video
material based on paintings of Beata Malinowska-Petelenz. Viennese
poet Sina Klein has made a reading of her own works as part of the


26.10.2018 Opening of Tonspur #78 Echoes of Mind

Tonspur #78 was the first project in which AP KunstArt was among supporting entities.


will be on 12th of October in RAUM D, MuseumsQuartier!

TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen Raum 2018

Opening: So 26.8., 17 Uhr
Opening Words: Aleksandra Andrejewna (Artistic head of Ateliertheater Wien)

Venue: TONSPUR_passage • MuseumsQuartier Wien

Aug 27– Nov 24th 2018, daily from 10 to 20h.

Franciszek Araszkiewicz, born in Krakow, Poland in 1986, lives and works in Krakow. 68th TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence of the Q21 at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

What are the patterns of the human mind? What could they sound like?

“Echoes of Mind” is an eight-channel sound installation controlled by the hidden rhythms of a human brain. Neural activity in the central nervous system of the composer has been recorded and transformed into sound phenomena. These little plugs inside the brain, called brainwaves, are scanned on eight frequency levels, each responsible for a particular mental state, and assigned to the eight channels of the sound installation.

Eight frequency levels of neural activity have been used in “Echoes of Mind”: alpha, beta, gamma, delta and theta, the first three splitting into their lower and higher registers. In biofeedback theory, alpha waves reflect a relaxed state and the REM phase of sleep; beta waves are associated with active thinking and concentration; gamma waves relate to conscious attention; theta waves increase in meditative states, while delta waves occur during deep sleep. The sound structures governed by each type of wave are assigned to the marked channel.

“Brainwave Scores”, a series of posters created together with visual artist Małgorzata Petelenz are based on the actual shapes of brainwaves used, as well as sonographs of the structures constituting the sound layer.

A neural ensemble beyond conscious and subconscious, beyond intellectual and emotional, beyond meditative and aware cognitive states…