JAROSŁAW PERSZKO / Breath / CAT
Opening of the project:
March 18 th , 2016, at 6.00 p. m.
Centre for Creative Activities / Ustka, ul. Zaruskiego 1a
Until the end of August you will be able to co-create the object.
Jarosław Perszko project Breath allows an active participation of the viewer. The artist has prepared a kind of large glass container that collects breaths of project participants. Just fill a special signed plastic bag with your breath and put it into the glass container. On the bag with your own breath, you can also put your brief statement containing a reflection, an expression or a dream. Just so spontaneously acted participants of the last year’s version of the project presented at the exhibition What is social? in the Contemporary Art Centre Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw. Words and drawings saved on the “breaths” formed a kind of collective portrait of their authors. However, even the very breaths contained in bags are also important as the components of a special type of sculpture that is gradually emerging thanks to the activity of the participants. Jarosław Perszko has often and successfully used the process of creating spatial objects as an important and inspiring element of his works. And also this time, with confidence he allows the viewer to become participants of the artisticproject, and to focus on one of their own breaths, the simplest and most basic relationship with theworld, which exists in reality.
Jarosław Perszko was born in 1962. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. He graduated with honours from Prof. Hanna Brzuszkiewicz sculpture studio in 1989. In 1989-90 he was an assistant to Prof. Adolf Ryszka in the department of sculpture of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Since 1997 he has been a researcher and teacher at the faculty of architecture of the Technical University of Białystok. Currently he is the head of the department of interior design at the same university. He deals with sculpture, installation and performance works. He has made numerous projects of set design for film, theatre and puppet drama and musical performances. He is also a cultural animator, co-organizer and participant of artistic workshops, among other things the laboratory of creative education at the Contemporary Art Centre Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw. He presented over fifty solo exhibitions in Poland, France, Sweden, Portugal, Germany and Ukraine, and participated in very many group exhibitions at home and abroad. His works are in many collections, including those of the National Museum in Szczecin, Contemporary Art Centre Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, the Polish Sculpture Centre, as well as in many private collections in France, Sweden, Switzerland, United States and Poland.