May 2009


F13 is starting a new project called Foreign Correspondents

Right now I am looking for artworks (or just works) which can be in a form of correspondence. If you are outside of UK and would like to send me a mail or an e-mail related to specific topic or issue please do so. There is no deadline, the topic could be anything you want to share your knowledge about.

The corridor will be transform into an editorial space and all materials will be published here, on this blog and maybe in future as a printed material, who knows…

Yours, Waldemar

E-mail contact: czas [at] | Mail address may be obtained by e-mail.

Please note:
- This project is not a ‘mail art’ type. By sending your materials you allow for possibilities of some editorial work. There will be no deleting in your material but it the can be retype, scan, scale or put in a certain frame of design.

Who is a correspondent?

A correspondent or on-the-scene reporter is a journalist or commentator who contributes reports to a newspaper, or radio or television news, from a remote, often distant, location. A foreign correspondent is stationed in a foreign country. The term correspondent refers to the original practice of filing news reports via postal letter.

Reporter vs. correspondent

A correspondent generally includes some of his/her own perspective on the news. For example, a correspondent is expected to provide considerable context to the events being chronicled. A reporter, on the other hand, offers largely fact-based reporting.

The New Museum in New York hosts an exhibition called “Younger than Jesus” (April - July 2009). The show presents 50 artists from 25 countries. All of them were born after 1976. In conjunction with the show the museum’s resource centre has created the Live Archive- the presentation of selected independent publications, books related to the to the exhibition and the timeline that lists historical and cultural events from 1976 to 2009.
One of the books presented in the Live Archive is Prismatic Syntax by Waldemar Pranckiewicz. This small publication interlaces surreal images with photographs related to astronomy. There are a few plots in the book: violence, unclarity of meaning, ambiguity and interaction between elements of different images. In the broad sense this book is about subtle connections and configurations of a visual syntax.
Prismatic Syntax is available form the Miligram website and from the following places: Donlon Books, London | Raster Gallery, Warsaw | Motto, Berlin.

Bellow the Live Archive presentation. Photographs: Carolyn Wachnicki