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Experience

Place: Gdańsk City Gallery 1, Piwna street 27/29
Openning: 27th of October, 7:00 P.M.
Exhibion: 27th of October - 26th of November 2017
Artists:
Ewa Bolt, Mateusz Kozłowski, Izabela Rakowska, Alicja Szelczyńska
Curator:
Gabriela Warzycka-Tutak
Cooperation:
Michał Hyjek

The Fog Came on Feline Paws


The change from atoms to bits is irrevocable and unstoppable.
Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital

A clean and austere space with echoes bouncing off the walls. A place prepared each time to accommodate a new narrative. A space exposed to the effects of the technology of aesthetics.

Attempting to translate thoughts, the artist makes the choice of the form to be used, which entails certain specific meanings.

The medium offers the possibility of looking in an abstract way; it may also become a kind of human extension in space and time, which in the digital era is perceived in a material way.

We learn through action, we acquire experience through observation, and experience – as Oscar Wilde said – is the name men give to their mistakes.

Experience attempts to transform “impressionality” into an object. The starting point are new media, which constantly broaden the sphere of definitions of human identity. A search based on the emotions and intuition of the explorer has a significant value; combined with the potential offered by technology and scientific strategies of cognition, its “secrecy” acquires a special meaning and becomes a space of mediation and negotiation.

The exhibition is a pretext to create a space of an experiment which witnesses an attempt to merge two realities: the digital and the “sensual,” related to a strong need to feel emotions and experience direct contact with reality. The intersection of these two planes gives rise to experience. The extent to which it is seen depends only on individual perception.

The fog came on feline paws, airily, subtly suspending itself in space, waiting for the door to open.


Ewa Bolt (b. 1992)
Visual artist, Bolt works with interactive installations, sound, film. Divides her time between Gdańsk and London. Studies at the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

Mateusz Kozłowski (b. 1993)
Visual artist and animation filmmaker, student at the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. In 2016, Kozłowski received his BA diploma with distinction from the studio of Prof. Leszek Krutulski in the field of photography and a diploma annex from the studio of Dr Robert Turło in the field of animated film. His works inhabit the intersection of contemporary art, computer graphics and animated film. His animations have screened in Poland and abroad. The artist has also participated in many group exhibitions in the Tri-City. He is currently working on his professional film debut.

Izabela Rakowska (b. 1993)
Visual artist working with installations, 3D sculptures, moving and still images. Rakowska concentrates on the layered structure of history and terrain in documentary, mockumentary and suggestive ways. Student at the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk (current term at the Kunstuniversitat Linz, Austria).

Alicja Szelczyńska (b. 1992)
Visual artist, Szelczyńska takes interest in combining multimedia with stage makeup, hand and machine sewing, illustration, wall painting and set design. In 2015, she received her BA diploma from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The artist has participated in group shows, run workshops at the 15th Toruń Festival of Science and Art, amongst other events; she performs on stage at pop-cultural festivals in Poland and has co-organised exhibitions at the Dr Władysław Łęga Museum in Grudziądz. Student at the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.