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I would also like to tell you that…

Wroclaw-Dresden 2016
Cooperation with Marcin Wokan 


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Who did not, at least once in their lifetime, feel regret because of not sharing an important message with a close person? What prevents us from doing it, and why are we so sure that there will be another time for that? Why do we postpone these situations? Travel is the perfect moment for examination of conscience and also a quite safe circumstance for this conscience. ‘It’s water over the dam’, we think, ‘I’ll do it next time’. How would we behave standing here and now, facing the chance to remedy the mistake? The project is a confrontation of our declarations with what we are really able to do.

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Hug

Wroclaw, Poland 2015
www.hugmosty.pl


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Hug is a multidimensional project about the problem of exclusion. The Hug activities took place in Wrocław, Poland, from April to June 2015. The basis of the conversations with random people was the question: How does the problem of social exclusion affect you? While giving their answers, each of the people who were asked could make a handprint in soft porcelain that was later fired in a kiln. The handprints, now durable, were used as handrails on one of Wrocław’s bridges. The bridge was so narrow that when crossing it people had to hold onto the handrails – symbolically holding hands with the outsiders, whose taped statements were played back on the bridge.

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Handiwork

Installation, 2016
Cooperation with Beata Kwiatkowska 


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The project Handiwork is a collaboration between the visual artist, Karina Marusińska, and the radio journalist of Czwórka station, Beata Kwiatkowska. The project consists of two components: visual and audible ones. Visitors can rent a set imitating a protection kit usually worn by the factory workers: gloves and headphones. However, elements of Handiwork fulfill the reverse functions: instead of protection, gloves cause discomfort, instead of silencing, headphones are the source of sound – they transmit interviews with employees of the Lathing Machines Factory (FAT), in which the authors ask, among others, about the importance of manual labor in the production of lathing machines, and ask employees to talk about the work in FAT from the perspective of their own hands. Renting a set and surrendering to the senses of touch, hearing and seeing stimulates to reflect on the title. Handiwork relates to valued manual labor, handicraft, and negative actions of taking matters into one’s own hands, alike. In both cases, hands are the driving force. In the factory, handiwork have a tremendous value: every hand, every employee is essential for the final result. The paradox is that the same work, which provides dignified life for the employees, destroys their health. Here emerges a second, negative interpretation of the title. Hands are the main working tool, even when running the machines, they act as living extensions of the inanimate automata. Hands are covered with wounds, scars, degeneration. They can be very sensitive and delicate, serve to commune with a higher power, foretell the future, sometimes 'fall', sometimes 'you do not know where to put them' – as authors of the project comment.

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Afterimage

video, 2016
*'Phantom' exhibition - BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice


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To, co zostało

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Zabezpieczenie

Installation, 2015

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Purity

Installation, 2011-2015

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Time stop

Site-specific, 2011
*Project completed during residency program 'Shaping the New' – Kosice (Slovakia)

Indoor swimming pool, at the time of its creation (60's) has been one of the most beautiful examples of that time's architecture in Czechoslovakia. It has been closed down in 1992 due to technical issues, however plans for handing it over to a cultural use cannot be realized due to lack of funding. Now this object decays.
Date of its construction, placed in central part of a tiled floor is being modified for the duration of this pool being shut down, like if it has stopped in time, just like a broken clock. Time stop.

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Lunik IX Direction

Site-specific, 2011
*Project completed during residency program 'Shaping the New' – Kosice (Slovakia)

The project refers to the Roma ghetto on the outskirts of Kosice, separated from the rest of the city. This activity involves the introduction of fictitious bus timetables, having allegedly driving towards the Lunik IX housing estate. Provocation is the call for social reaction and initiation of a debate about the taboo – so reluctantly undertaken by the authorities and the residents.

The concept of the project also provided a change of electronic information on the windscreen of all city buses, having indicate direction: the Lunik IX.

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