The Polish LGBT Lobby
kinship and distance
of ice and sky
we set fire to the sea
life does not frighten me
eye for an eye
The Great Flood 7209
carbon powder in acrylic medium on board
midnight sun // residency on Svalbard
residency in Roja, Latvia
Shh.. my child, I will make your love eternal
When the ice is gone, we are left in the dark.
Albedo is the reflection coefficient of a surface, it indicates how much energy coming from the...
a word cloud out of comments people leave below articles about the shoot-on-sight policy at the Kaziranga National Park...
church prayers typed from memory using a faulty typewriter
four short 6-screen videos
soundtrack to a taxi journey
table, gingerbread, framed photo, writing on a wall
you can find a list of my publications, grants, projects and conference presentations here: CV and some of my publications can be downloaded from here: Researchgate or here: Academia.edu
Nature in Polish visual arts after the year 2000 - a philosophical analysis.
This is my doctoral project, which combines a number of smaller investigations and where I look at how art can be a mode of inquiry into re-mapping our understanding of the human/nature relationship in the context of the Anthropocene. I look at the pathways that art can take, that escape the confines of theories, through the shortcuts, inconsistencies, dynamic, plural and essentially contradictory strategies, situated and embodied. Through stories and trouble. I am particularly interested in the feral, the ruderal, and the conflicts and resilience of these relationships.
Tomorrow in a year. The politics of Ips typographus in Białowieża Forest. (2015-2017)
Here, I looked at the conflict surrounding the protection of Poland’s Białowieża Forest during a bark beetle (Ips typographus) outbreak, which happened a few years ago and caused a large number of the forest's spruces to die. Split between Poland and Belarus, Białowieża Forest is the largest remainder of the vast primeval forests that used to cover this part of lowland Europe and an important element of Poland's cultural as well as natural ecosystem. The conflict lies between the Ministry of Environment and the National Forestry Agency on one side and activists and scientists on the other, with the public opinion largely on the side of the protesters. At least to a certain extent, both sides of the conflict agree on the goal, which is the protection of the forest. It is clear, however, that they differ fundamentally not only in how they intend to protect it, but actually what it is that they intend to protect. In this project, I look at the politics and aesthetics of the conflict as a matter of ontology and epistemology, tracing it back to the foundations of the two sides' positions.
Here is the project introduction I presented at the "Situating" workshop at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of the New Alphabet School: Białowieża
for more information about the conflict: