Konrad Juściński / Safe Place – Utopia of Passing / Artistic residency / Research on the Past
Artistic residency / Research on the Past
1.07 – 31.08.2021
Artistic activities in Ustka and workshops with the audience
2 – 20.08. 2021
“Safe Place – Utopia of Passing”
24.08.2021 / 5 p.m.
25 – 29.08.2021
Centre for Creative Activities / ul. Zaruskiego 1a / Ustka
Curated by Weronika Teplicka
The aim of my project is an analysis of the concept of “safe place” in the context of utopia. My activities revolve around sculpture / installation combined with performance and video. One of the highlights of my residence will be workshops with the audience and an opportunity to carry out joint experiments on working with objects, the human body and all the potential benefits that may be derived from a particular place. In my creative work, I concentrate on the concept of pre-space being a substance that already existed before humans. This space may be understood and revealed gradually by inhabiting and “trampling” the ground we are currently on. I associate the process of searching and experimenting in art with an activity called “noticed incident”. For me, an incident and any attempts to provoke it are important aspects of creative work that appears from the outside and gives the activity the necessary dimension. In art, I am interested in what I do not know, i.e. in the exchange of mutual illusions, or if you like, in a direct contact with the world and its varying individual representations. In my artistic activities I seek a certain kind of simultaneity between a complement and a missing element – the two aspects which give the observed phenomenon a contemplative character. (Konrad Juściński)
Konrad Juściński is an artist dealing with art various activities related to space, object and performance. In 2014, he defended his PhD at the Faculty of Sculpture and Spatial Activities at the University of Arts in Poznań, where he studied, and earlier, in 2002, he obtained a degree at the Faculty of Interior Architecture and Design. He is currently employed as an associate professor at the University of Social Sciences in Poznań. He also heads the Department of Sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Zielona Góra.
Burmistrz Miasta Ustka Jacek Maniszewski