Residency Unlimited


2018 | NYC | Artist

Ginta Vasermane & Maciej Madracki (F.L.O.A.T.)

Artist Name: Ginta Vasermane & Maciej Madracki (F.L.O.A.T.)
Residency Dates: March - April
Born: 1984
Hometown: Krakow, Poland and Riga, Latvia
Lives & Works: Krakow (Poland), Riga (Latvia), Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Education: Ginta Vasermane: 2012, MFA Netherlands Film Academy, Masters of Film; 2010 BFA Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Maciej Madracki: 2007-2012 Krzysztof Kieslowski Film School, BA in Film Directing, Katowice, PL 2003–2008 Institute of Audiovissual Arts, Jagiellonian University, BA/MA in Media, Cracow, PL

Bio / Statement:

Ginta Vasermane & Maciej Madracki are the founders of the Moving Art Initiative F.L.O.A.T., a nomadic art platform for research, experimentation and presentation. From its inception Veserman and Madracki considered F.L.O.A.T. as an extension of their artistic practice into the curatorial field. Their impetus was to merge and cross pollinate their experiences in picture making, video installation and cinema to develop  new audiovisual narrative forms of exhibitions.

In her practice Ginta Vasermane creates video installations exploring human activity within the realm of organizational culture with carefully composed performances displayed in multilayered video arrangements. Using the means of choreography and irony she examines the regulations, patterns and procedures that govern modern societies.

Maciej Madracki works with the medium of film and is the author of several experimental movies and short videos. His recent work focuses on ideologies & fantasies that are shaping the destiny of community. In his practice Madracki works with specific communities, at times for several years, in order to develop an immersive cinema narrative which intertwines fiction and reality. His films are featured as installations in exhibition venues and screened in cinemas.

F.L.O.A.T. has exhibited internationally. Venues include Service Garage, Amsterdam; NEST, Den Hagg; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; Latvian Contemporary Art Center; Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk and more. Maciej Madracki have showed his films on numerous festivals (e.g. IDFA, FIDMarseille, JIDFF (Jihlava), Festival du Cinema Nouveau, Montreal etc.), as well exhibited at ISCP, New York; Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk; Anthology Film Archives, NYC. Moving Art Initiative F.L.O.A.T.'s recent exhibitions includes "Supportive Structure" at Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Supermarket 2017, SE; " One is almost never present", at Nest, Den Hagg, NL; "Posture"; Contemporary Art Space, Batumi, GE and “Pacing restlessly back and forth” self-organised exhibition, at temporary location, Amsterdam, NL.

Support: Ginta Vasermane & Maciej Madracki (F.L.O.A.T.)'s residency is made possible with support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland.