Featured Artist Piotr Krzymorski
Piotr Krzymowski's work often involves video, textile, assemblage, performance and installation. His moving-image works address some of the key questions of film and video theory, spectatorship, and narrative. He is interested in how new media technologies have transformed the way moving images are produced and experienced. Krzymowski often argues that easy access to repetition, slow motion and the freeze-frame may well shift the spectator's pleasure to a fetishistic rather than a voyeuristic investment in the moving-image object. He looks at the erotics of hand-held devices and the change in audience behaviour from the ‘passive’ to the ‘possessive’. In addition, the medium of moving-image gives Krzymowski a chance to engage with his immediate surroundings and share his interest in capturing instances of disruption in everyday social or political life in order to give a voice to the general sense of discomfort. Fascination with the affective power of images is the recurring theme in his works. more
For Jolanta, process is almost more important than product. Taking old photographs from a number of sources Rejs scans and breaks them down into their digital components. She recently gained Postgraduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools, London and had BA (Hons) in Fine Art & History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. For a full profile on the artist click here.
The publication was printed to accompany the exhibition Subject to Change. Perspectives from UK based Polish Artists at the Kursaal Space. It contains profiles on all participating artists: Anja Borowicz, Kasia Depta-Garapich, Alicja Dobrucka, Magdalena Drwiega, Marcin Dudek, Eva Lis, Jan Manski, Gracjana Rejmer, Sabina Sallis, Justyna Scheuring, Rafal Zawistowski. Texts by Douglas Hunter - Artistic Director of Hungry Arts, Agnieszka Kucharko - Visual Arts Director of Deconstruction Project and an critical essay by Zbigniew Kotkiewicz - Deconstruction Project Associate Curator.
The publication was printed along the exhibition that took place at Metal Chalkwell Hall in September 2010. The show comprised of works by six contemporary Polish artists and was curated by Deconstruction Project as part of Polish Arts Festival in collaboration with Hungry Arts and Metal Southend. YPA`s_Metal contains profiles on all participating artists.