It has been over 10,673 days since I’m here. From late 80s till now it has been a time travel. I was born a year after The Chernobyl disaster, and two years before the fall of the Berlin Wall. I am not entirely sure what has really happened there, but it become a part of the history that I can relate to. I was born in the reality of the decaying communism as the first child of a restless painter and a promising sculptor. Throughout my childhood I have taken part in their day to day influential practice obviously shaped by social, economic and political context.
I was born in Wroclaw, old name: Breslau, new name: Cultural Capital of 2016. I come from the Former German Heimat that became the New Polish Patria almost over night . More precisely I have been raised in new capitalism of post soviet era. The „corporationalism“ that was launched slowly in the new history of the fifth-largest country in Europe, Poland. In mid 90s I found my new sense of belonging with yellow cassette of Michael Jackson, and the key question: which Spice Girl are you? I use to spend summers at the Baltic sea. Winters at home, somewhere between ski resort and Christmas party. I used to prefer Happy Meal over a nice dinner. “No coca cola, no chips” – my mum used to said. She would bring me to acupuncturists and feed me with soups I didn’t like back then. But she would also equipped with “keep away from children” type of tools. Clay cutters, wood potter’s ribs, steel scrapers. And I loved it.
I used to live near heaven but I decided to spin around and never stop. At least not for long. So I am currently spinning. Experimenting with an open space because being a foreigner is a great source of inspiration.
I wrote about this (short) passage through my life because I treat art as an inseparable part of it – a great social experience. Jan Świdziński once said that „The artist is involved in the culture of his time because he is a part of reality. We are equally interested in what we know, what we believe, what we are convinced of, what we accept, what we reject, what we understand, and what we suppose“.
As an artist I am constantly looking for the best way to exchange information and experiences. My work has involved the creation of conceptually based objects and installations as well as performances. It tends to focus on subjects such as: identity, memory, history and the meaning of a place and space as well as the language, which is very important for me as a writer. My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience. Art is life and the context is the content. It is like a never abandoned obsession that fulfills my life.