DOMIE is 400 square meters intended for artistic experiments. It features studio and exhibition, music and performance space, gathering and accommodation. The building undergoes continuous transformation, becoming an artistic medium in itself and provoking site-specific activities.
DOMIE welcomes everyone and anyone who believes in the idea of openness, is able to embrace frictions and work in intersections.
DOMIE is a place requiring care, a difficult, ghastly place, which responds to the sense of uprooting, chronic nomadism, housing crisis and poverty among artists. Domesticity and ownership have ended. It is time of post-dwelling, zombie-communities, unstable domiciles.
The project was initiated by Martyna Miller and Katarzyna Wojtczak, who are developing it with DOMIE community.
DOMIE is also an experiment in itself. It focuses on a 10-year plan of reclaiming a building in the center of Poznań/Poland, which due to long-term neglect has been falling into disrepair since 1988. The founders of the project undertook the daunting task of renovating the building without any financial capital. That aimed at spreading the responsibility of the ruin, which used to be an important cultural space in the past (the house of cinema prototype – Kaiser’s panorama of the city), among various – formal and informal – entities.
In this respect, an ongoing dispute is taking place with the municipality, local tenants and community emerging from the project. DOMIE turns the category of renovation into a work of art and expands the notion of “capital”.