Rijksakademie 2020–2021

We are pleased to announce that Werker Collective has been selected to be part of Rijksakademie artists in residence for the period of 2020–2021.

The Rijksakademie offers residencies to around fifty artists (for one year, with year extension) with the goal of providing space for research, experiment and production. Apart from facilities such as a studio, work budget and stipend, there is a research and production infrastructure. There is no standard program, predominant style or ideology. The Rijksakademie provides time, people and possibilities.


Queer 2 Peer Cine Club

An open platform exploring the intersection between peer-to-peer and queer cultures through experimental essayistic filmmaking, media analysis and togetherness. 
This project is inspired by the creativity of polish amateur film-makers from the communist era that managed to build their counter-narratives repurposing the cameras, film and editing tools that were offered to them in official cine-clubs organised by factories throughout the country. 
How can we repurpose the tools that are offered to us by capitalism? Revealing hidden or overlooked aspects of our day-to-day politics can help us to articulate alternative spaces of shared life experience and support our structures of self-governance. 
We invite anyone interested to join our collective editing process towards the articulation of a series of short amateur films focusing on different materialist aspects from our queer realities that demand urgent attention; housing, reproductive work, family, labour, mass-media, sports, revolution and desire. How can filmmaking support our political imagination and emphasize queer modes of being in the world?

26 April – 26 May 2018
Workspace open on Thursdays:
 26/04, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05 
 12:00 – 21:00 (public screening &
 discussion at 19:00)
CCA Ujazdowski Castle 
 Jazdów 2, 00–467 Warsaw.