LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
I studied philosophy at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, then after a few years' break I took up studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, on the specialization of Cultural Management (bachelor's studies), later on the specialization of Artistic Criticism (master's studies) and Intermedia (master's studies). Currently, I am a third-year student of Interfaculty Community Doctoral Studies (Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia). Since 2018, I have been a graduate student of Postgraduate Scandinavian Studies on the specialization of Norwegian Philology (Gdansk University).
This subsection is not easy for me because it is hard for me to separate work from the involvement, because work is usually an idea that "carries" me, that "assigns" me to a given work. Thereby, I should start by mentioning the collaboration (in the high school times) with Stowarzyszenie Trzeci Teatr w Drodze and co-organization of the OFF Theatre Presentations in Bydgoszcz. After this experience, quite concisely I explored other theatrical paths, among others, being a programme employee of the Theatre Stage in Klub Zak in Gdansk, working with Jan Klata as a playwright and assistant of a director, and ending with a few years' artistic collaboration with the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz under the direction of Pawel Lysak. In each mentioned place, it was not about gaining work experience, but giving oneself to the artistic vision and a deep belief in power and sense of creational activities. That is why, because of this devotion, this involvement, it is hard for me to think about work experience, that I could sum up and define with the number of realized workshops, plays, festivals, meetings and people, of which majority, if not all of them, remained in my memory, of done classes and exhibitions. After finishing the studies on the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, I started a collaboration with the Academy as an educator and again, I do not know how to present my experience of meeting with students. Several matters line up here: the belief in exchange, open education and the horror of responsibility that rests upon a lecturer. I think that all these elements can be found in my visible involvement: in the organized exhibitions, open-airs and projects, made together with and for students. The possibility of introducing the premise of open education fascinates me, or maybe it is just passion with which I devote myself to work? Because my work is also my creations.
Work in progress. To be in a constant process. To be careful. Verify yourself, verify the premise of the works and undertaken activities.
To be on the way.
My works very often align in cycles. My works very often have a tendency to develop themselves - they create open cycles that could
become a project for a long, long time.
My actions are actions on a microscale, this is their starting point.
I believe in contact with a viewer, and the viewer I care for, I find in local communities.
I am interested in this viewer, that we do not see in culture institutions, I am curious why they are not there.
After all, the fact that they are not there does not mean that they do not exist at all.
Thereby, the process of the viewer meeting with me and my works I count as my artistic activity.
Because not only the meeting with the works becomes important, but also our meeting (performative actions) is being open to the new.
WHO I AM
I'm cooperating with the Academy in Gdansk as the lecturer. I'm also a PhD student.
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