LutoScratch - an aleatoric interactive installation

LutoScratch:: an aleatoric interactive installation

LutoScratch: screencast

Aleatoric interactive installation "LutoScratch" - premiered during Media Art Biennale WRO 2013 at BWA Szkło i Ceramika Gallery - is a new work by the artist regularly exploring the relations between visual arts and sound. The installation is inspired by and pays the homage to the ouvre of Lutoslawski.

The installation transfers image and sound using DJ’s techniques. Visitors, using three turntables provided by the installation, may individually or collectively experiment, by modifying the percussion piece specially recorded for the installation. It begins with a short invocation by Lutoslawski on aleatoric music and its principles.

Visitors may use any standard turntable technique: slow-down, stop or accelerate the turn by pressing the record with their fingers, scratching, moving the needle to another position on the record, etc., thus controlling individual parts of the video projection and modifying the image.

Moreover the installation allows for interaction using mobile devices (tablets, smartphones) as well network communication (using the specially developed online application).

The installation is curated by Piotr Krajewski, and produced by WRO Art Center

  • Project concept: Paweł Janicki
  • Visual concept: Ania Ejsmont, Paweł Janicki


  • director: Paweł Janicki
  • guest musician: Wiktor Golc (kettledrum)
  • cinematographer: Tomasz Lewandowski
  • camera: Bogusław Szetela
  • sound: Bogusław Skiba
  • lighting: Ryszard Gawęda
  • grip: Krzysztof Pstrowski
  • assistant: Kamil Kumoś
  • software: Paweł Janicki
  • postproduction: Ania Ejsmont

The audiovisual component of the installation was recorded in the ATM Studios in Wrocław/Poland on April 15th, 2013.

The kettledrum was lent by the Grażyna Bacewicz 1st Degree Musical School in Wroclaw/Poland.

Project LutoScratch carried out in WRO Art Center in cooperation with Adam Mickiewicz Institute with the support of the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Lutosławski`s Year 2013.

LutoScratch: vernissage during Media Art Biennale WRO 2013 at BWA Szkło i Ceramika Gallery (Wednesday, May 8, 2013)