SIDE EFFECT OF AWKWARD HAPPINESS – images
2015/2016

Original series of drawings created in 2015 for the Gallery Scene as part of the Awkward Happiness performance was the starting point for this cycle. Projection became a sign of relations. It was created by developing a system of forms arising from how bodies are arranged. The image in this scene is, for the actors a moment of confrontation with themselves and facing the tension that is mounting between them. Emotions, the volatility and fragility of feelings are the results of their strained relations.

By applying and stripping facture, lines and stains I strived to preserve a certain conventionality of form and at the same time tried not to define them. I point to the continuous transformation of the human personality and thus to the inevitable variability of relationships. The imposition of scheme or thinking about what is guessed to be true about a different person leads to unwillingness of reading over and over again. To be in a relationship is to be in constant openness, to be in constant curiosity and attention.

Work presented on the group exhibition SIDE EFFECT – meg janus, Anita Kwiatkowska, Krzysztof Olszewski
Konduktorownia, Częstochowa, Poland, 2016