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Kinomural 2019: Animated Mural Project Goes Big

The 2019 edition of the Kinomural project, which sees animated murals projected onto city walls, is set to massively improve on last year’s debut.

The idea was created by the filmmakers Bartek and Piotr Bartos (better known as the Bartos Brothers) and her sister Agata Bartos, produced by the Okoloko foundation. 

According to Bartek, the project was borne out of the founders’ discontent with the visual pollution and the great amount of commercial advertisement in the city. 

“Many years ago while driving a car around the city with my brother, we found ourselves getting rather p*ssed off with the large-scale advertising banners that are stealing space. So we started imagining how the city could look like if we could replace these banners with some mysterious moving pictures”

During the 1st edition of Kinomural, the animations were projected on the walls located on Kazimierza Wielkiego and Szewska street.

Featuring the artwork  of artists like Aga Jarząb, Marcin Ożóg, Maciej Bączyk, Arek Bagiński, Kamil Wójcik, Dagmara Pochyka, Hubert Pokrandt, Maja Wolińska, Tomek Tryzna, Edgar de Poray, Mira Boczniowiczm, Dariusz Gorski, Vj Emiko, Radosław Danicski, Bartek Bartos, Piotr Bartos and Agata Bartos, the animated project captured the attention of curious pedestrians.

The project was made possible thanks to support from the City Council, something that the animators are all very grateful for.

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This year the project is set for a major revamp that will see it increase noticeably in size and scale. As many as 8 buildings will be decorated with various murals by 22 artists from 6 different countries. The location has moved from last year too, as all the walls are in the Nadodrze district. 

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The projections will be visible on the evening of Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of September. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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