the turn of winding lines
of an already executed plan
An artistic project takes place in the space of the gallery. It feels comfortable there and treats the space as a place of research, a laboratory of thoughts. The exhibition is watching the viewer. The viewer is watching the exhibition. The space where they are being together for a while is both the physical space and the scenery in which the spectacle of art takes place. This exhibition is a series of artistic objects that talk about the gaze.
Observations are a result of active participation in artistic life and its commentary. We perceive reality through the prism of language. The mad record is meant to help remember if it was not to last, but it also has creative potential. It can help bend the observed patterns according to your vision, help look sideways to notice an alternative. It is an opportunity to settle, to look honestly.
Extensive realisation draws from an episode of insomnia and collective amnesia from Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel “One hundred years of solitude”, using the snail’s metaphor to describe artist’s complex situation in his professional environment. The project on the whole plays on the notions of visibility and invisibility, forcing the viewer into some kind of choreography in the gallery space.
this work was shown during an individual exhibition “The turn of the winding lines of an already executed plan” in City Art Gallery in Kalisz / PL as a prize in a International Competition for Experiment in Visual Arts “Attempt 3”
curator: Michał Suchora, BWA Warsaw
photos: Jakub Seydak, Barbara Kubska
project of the catalog: Adrian Kempa
texts in the catalog: Michał Suchora, Jan Frączek