A-i-R Wro is a long-term and interdisciplinary artist-in-residence programme established under the auspices of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016. Based on a collaboration of local and foreign partners it aims to create an international platform that will enable artists, curators, animators, managers, organisations and institutions to cooperate and exchange their experiences, practices, ideas and knowledge. In addition, A-i-R Wro intends to promote artists, support their development and mobility as well as to give them an opportunity to form cultural bonds beyond borders.
We invite artists who represent different disciplines of art as well as these who work on their borders, both emerging and experienced ones, interested in collaboration with representatives of the local art scene, open to get to know a capital of the Lower Silesia region with its inhabitants, and therefore to find a creative connection between Wroclaw and cities that they come from.
Keith Rowe, a doyen of electroacoustic improvisation (EAI), prepared guitar virtuoso and founding member of the influential ensemble AMM is a highlight of this year's edition. Not many artists follow such rich careers. He has been influencing the development of free improvisation significantly over last 50 years through active and continuous participation in new projects realised in collaboration with the most creative musicians internationally.
Keith Rowe's performance is part of his two-week residency at the Sokolovsko Laboratory of Culture realised in association with the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 within the scheme of the A-i-R Wro Programme of Artistic Residencies.