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"60 seconds"

"60 seconds" is the road at the end of which there is a beginning. The installation on an area of ​​60m², created by a composition of 60 ceramic forms, fabric and the movement of light, is a personal attempt to measure against time. In the performance: I am the clue / impulse. 60 seconds is always different, one-time and the only one. My person shows / triggers the occurrence of each second - which proves that time is up to me and always lasts properly. There is also a second dimension of time ... in digital time "60 seconds" does not exist. The installation itself shows this non-existence. "60 seconds" is the road at the end of which there is a beginning. It is a work that relates to the end of a certain stage of life (the end of studies) and the beginning of a new path - and it all depends on me ... The combination of fabric and ceramics refers to the beginning and the end of my education path. I referred my initial choice to the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing, where I studied for a year. The end of studies - this is a diploma in the Design Studio of Artistic Ceramics - is the beginning of a new path. "60 seconds" / installation, performance / 2010 / ceramics, fabric, light / 1000 x 600 x 20 cm Browar Mieszczanski Gallery / Wroclaw / Poland Thesis from the Design Studio of Artistic Ceramics, the promoter of which was prof. Przemyslaw Lasak The work qualified for the finals of the 57th International Competition of Contemporary Artistic Ceramics in Faenza, Italy (57th Premio Faenza, Italian), 2011 The work "60 seconds" was presented at the exhibition during the City of Stars Festival in Zyrardow, 2010


"under the water"

"under the water" / performance, sculpture, animation / 2009 / chamotte clay, deformation / 3 x (50 x 50 x 50 cm) Work under the supervision of ac. prof. Adam Abel Collection of Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland "Under the water" is the interpenetration of sculpture, performance and animation. A sculptural form designed for a selected space. The space for which I designed the forms is the space: I surrendered the space under the water to myself. I dived in a huge aquarium, in one of Wrocław's shopping centers, to explore an unknown environment. As a result - gravity became the starting object. In a virtual space under water - I placed forms that were created in the non-water space. It is a kind of collision of two different images that do not take place in reality. For this purpose, I was throwing forms from various heights - in the pseudo-space - when they were still plastic. I put on the shape of a cube so that the deformed form would be still recognizable and at the same time contradict the underwater environment; and in the final stage - with its deformation - corresponding to the space under water. The three ceramic forms resting on the seabed are a projection of an unreal image of the force of gravity in an unreal environment. Working "under the water" is combined with a few seconds of animation, which was created while creating the forms. It is another value and another denial of gravity. In a moving image, the dropped form reflects off the collision surface, returning back in an inverted mirror image.



"Tension" - sculptural forms, performance / 2008 / chamotte clay / R = 100 cm Work under the supervision of ass. prof. Michal Puszczynski Collection of Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland In response to the topic of "tension", I created domino-shaped objects - 28 sculptural forms equal to the number of professional game dominoes in one box. I generated replacement characters corresponding to the system of marking typical domino tiles. I built the tension during the performance by arranging domino tiles in a circle, to finally touch one that will move the next ones in turn. I assumed that my tension would be built to the end, waiting if all the tiles would be laid. Of course, the "game" would end if one of the domes knocked over during the arrangement. The whole tension was intensified by the awareness that the tiles are made of ceramics - a material that usually breaks after a fall. The tiles themselves, in the process of firing ceramics in a sawdust furnace, were exceptionally beautifully marked by fire, and the awareness of destruction was unforgivable, especially for ceramics. I allowed my work to be completely destroyed. The performance came to an end with a unique sound and uncertain movement. Two tiles were broken. I generated a lot of tension. The performance was part of the semester reviews, Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, 2008



"thoughts" art installation / small sculptural form / 2008 / stoneware / R = 100 cm Work under the supervision of ac. prof. Adam Abel “Thoughts” - work designed in response to the slogan TRANSFORMATION. My thoughts have become the object of a transformation - keynote - inquiries. All work was a kind of process of change. In the original thought, I assumed the form of the actual thought, from which I started, transforming it into new forms. The transformations were generated depending on the time and state of my psyche. The space in which the transformation process took place was the area of my imagination - the actual record of thoughts. To illustrate these forms, I created a permanent (real) space in which tangible objects were formed. The composition is constantly changing and open, subordinated to current ... thoughts. Work presented at the Municipal Cultural Center in Opole during the exhibition "One", 2008



"Puzzle" / art installation / chamotte clay, water / 160 x 120 x 5 cm / 2009 Work under the supervision of prof. Angel Garraza "Puzzle" is a work that relates to a place and time, which is a personal commentary on the specificity of the Basque Country I encountered, where I went on a scholarship. The sign of the local universities served as my starting point. I wrote this shape into a rectangle, which, just like the sign itself, I divided into some kind of puzzle pieces. I combined ceramics - the matter in which I worked - with water to refer to the existing rainy climate. It was water that marked the way ... it was water that determined the sign of the university, gathering in "puzzles" with a recessed surface, that is, in those that determined the shape of the sign. The unglazed ceramics absorbed water, and she drew her mark to hide in the pores of the clay in the end. It is the image of a sign in a sign, constantly changing its shape until it disappears completely. Through the passage of time, the same form, directed by water, subtly transforms its image, going from a very clear sign, through its transformations, to blurring to complete disappearance. Work subjected to atmospheric influences changes its meaning - irretrievably left to itself in time and in the water streams which define it for a moment and then hide it. The artwork created on Erasmus Scholarship-holder / Universidad del Pais Vasco / Bilbao / Spain



“Swallowing” / art installation / ceramics, stocking, wood / 100 x 100cm / 2012 “Swallowing” is a picture of a complex mechanism, it is the name of the activity; or a task to be performed as the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman defines contemporary culture. "Culture that is already by nature - ambivalent, full of internal contradictions." The first phase of swallowing is a conscious and voluntary act: it is chewing your food. In today's society based on all-consuming, constant, compulsive consumption, we reach for "easy bites" that must give us immediate satisfaction and one hundred percent satisfaction. These are the morsels that seduced us, tempted us, provoked us. Parodoxically, it is precisely provocation in art that prevents stagnation, imposing patterns or binding methods of behavior, which in this case seems to be desirable. As you chew your food, your tongue pushes a mouthful of food up your palate ... and down your throat. The condition of today's man allows for quick swallowing of easily obtained bites (preferably for free), without tasting. It would be healthy if the products of art forced people to contemplate, did not provide ready-made answers, but rather were a stimulus, an impulse that encourages thinking, stimulates action ... where it is further prepared for further digestion. This shows how difficult our choices were. The work "Swallow", although in its stocking perhaps provocative, ambiguous and understated, assumes that "the world we live in today is not the best world we can afford, that differences and alternatives are possible".

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