Kamila Czosnyk / Simulative contestations / within the artist residency
within the artist residency
Opening / Online on our FB
24.02.2021 / 6 p.m.
24 – 28.02.2021
Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka / Zaruskiego 1a
Curator / Weronika Teplicka
What exactly is human memory? How can we define individual and collective memory? I believe human memory is a set of beliefs and reflections of a certain simulation that we all experience throughout our lives. I intend to peer into the mists of that simulation and use my observations to create a narrative based on the lives of the oldest citizens of Ustka. My story will focus on fading memories and the point when human life becomes a testament to itself. During my residency, I am going to collect stories of individuals who live, or once lived, in Ustka; stories about their lives in the context of a changing town, what it looked like when they arrived here and how their lives have panned out. I invite all heirs of memories who wish to share their own or their family stories. I will use these accounts to create a series of paintings and an installation which will be placed in various public spaces of the town.
Kamila Czosnyk – born in 1988; intermedia artist, performer, educator; currently, a PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in the studio of Professor Wojciech Zamiara. She cooperates with Galeria Labirynt, Galeria Biała, MOCAK, the Cultural Centre in Lublin, BWA Awangarda in Wrocław, and the Asia and Pacific Museum; holder of the Scholarship of the City of Lublin (2018) and of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2018). Her works have been presented at the “NO Budget Show”, International Festival of Ephemeral Art, the 22nd International Festival of Theatrical Confrontations, Survival Art Review in Wrocław, Videonews, Performance Platform Lublin, Kiyv Art Week. She is a highly sensitive artist, her creative work combines performance, video and installation. In her artistic work, the external aspect, i.e. events, people and stories, is permeated by individual subjectivity. The artist strives to describe certain observations about the world around her and about human existence.
The author received a scholarship from Fundusz Popierana Twórczości Stowarzyszenie Autorów ZAiKS