Territories - New Order

Video and installation works by five Polish artists. Territories will make an attempt at identifying existential positions of human beings in an ultra-modern world where spaces are prone to ruptures and detachments.
26.01 – 27.02: Adam Witkowski
Udstillingsperiode:
26-01-2015 - 27-02-2015
Medie:
Video
Titel:
Territories - New Order
Kunstner:
Adam Witkowskii

Territories

Video and installation works by five Polish artists:
Adam Witkowski, Dominik Lejman, Iwo Rutkiewicz, Katarzyna Józefowicz and Kaja Dobrowolska

Curated by Aleksandra Księżopolska
Presented in the Demo Room at Galleri Image
26.01.15 - 30.06.15


Territories is not about presenting a regional survey of the Polish art scene. It is rather a curatorial inquiry into places, spaces and relationships. The focus here is to concentrate on the very essence of imaginary spaces, created by the artists, offering few dimensional layers for discussion. Territories will make an attempt at identifying existential positions of human beings in an ultra-modern world where spaces are prone to ruptures and detachments. The process of identifying and re-identifying social and cultural relationships is a recurring feature in most of the works.

Adam Witkowski
Video: New Order, 2012 (6:37)
26.01 – 27.02 (Shown in the Demo Room between 5pm-10am)


Adam Witkowski explores the in-between spaces offering almost oneiric visions to the viewer. One can surf and re-map their own cartographies, both surreal and imaginary. New Order is an unreal place, without actual space. In this work Witkowski seeks to create an ‘ideal’ place, far away from the reach of our ambiguous and puzzling reality. His view changes, pulses, fluctuates. He builds world’s template, a pattern, almost mathematical and scientific. Each of its elements plays a role of a symbol and a sign. They can all exist separately as well as in as assemblage of signs. The opening and closing images in the video are identical. Whatever happens on the way of the graph, as much as it becomes a living organism by its own, it does return to its primal figure.


A collaboration between Galleri Image and Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk 

Supported by The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Copenhagen