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Why do you see what you do not see? What I see, is an extension of my mind, a rational reality. Art is how I live, it is my love affair with life. I am co- founder, member of Sisters From Another Mister- a jointly authored artistic identity of me and Amelia Prazak. It was formed in 2011 after studying Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins. In 2014 we graduated from Chelsea College of Art with an MA in Fine Arts. I have a free-wheeling practice employing absurd scenarios, gender play, witty sculptural forms, musical interludes and video works. My practice is born out of detritus of discourse, of both collective and individual lived experience. Humorous anecdotes function as a pretext for more complex topics and critical positions. We live in a fragmented, post- flicker reality, in pixels and bytes, teleported by screen savers. What is it to be a physical screen and not just a surface? What are the elements in which we exist, in which we inhabit ourselves, in the reality of everyday life dissolved in a fantasy of another world, not here, not there, day dreaming. Where is the last frontier of the human, a lost frontier, embedded in geological time, artificial authenticity, stretching through eternity? In new evolution, the human body unwilling or unable to keep up with the technology and demands of global capital, dreams of another existence, a life constantly shifting its borders and colours, plunged literally into another element: the importance of being elsewhere.Locked Pro Plan feature
Artist, member and co-founder of an international artistic duo Sisters From Another Mister who create video and sculpture installations, TVs performances, set/costume designs for theatre, commercial commissions. I run art studio, apply for fundings, deal with clients, devise/research/organise/ create/ make/ complete creative projects, use Adobe After Effects/Photoshop/Illustrator/Premiere Pro, work on my own and as part of a collective.
I took a radical approach to engagement, inviting students to learn with and from art through being in a conversation with each other and artworks within the particular context of the public space of the gallery. Each conversation, framed as it is through art and practice, is different and unpredictable but always designed to encourage individuals to ask questions and form opinions. At Tate Artists-in-Residence/ Schools Workshops 2015- 2016 I closely shared a range of materials and provisional thinking with other artists, curators, schools teachers and students that were part of the programme. What i learned was that notions of play across disciplines are important to the joint concept of representation, sincerity and reality. I take the time when I lead workshops as an opportunity to have a temporary collaboration with the group or an individual rather then only facilitation of activities or teaching a skill. To me collaboration while running workshops is about sharing and creating conditions in which things can happen. It is about being in synch with each pupil, their regular teachers/ parents and reflecting when out of sync.
Mixed-media installation Anthias is a multi-screen video contained within in three circular sculptures. The screens float within the shelving units in the hotel lobby as the travellers float, untethered, in a foreign city. The installation takes its name from an androgynous genus of fish that swim under coral reefs, beneath the range of a scuba diver. In Anthias, the artists spin adrift in a pool’s deep-end as temporary passersby through an elsewhere space. An elsewhere space might be thought of as environment that induces, or requires, an alternative mode of human perception: the galaxy, the womb, underwater, a foreign city. It is an in-between space. Hotel lodgers are meant to feel pampered and guided, perhaps more so than they would feel in their own residences. Yet, nothing in any room belongs to these visitors. In a paradoxical state of being both at home and away, hotel guests occupy an intermediate point between origin and destination.
Set and Costume designer for 10,000 Litres, choreographed by Evangelia Kolyra, produced by Xavier de Sousa. Premiered at The Place. Creative development of the dance with Evangelia Kolyra, research, costume/ set design, material sourcing, set building, costume making.
Chroma,TheHouseofPeroni,engineeredbyBunoZamborlin Interactive sound and pigments installation and performance commission for The House of Peroni, engineered by Buno Zamborlin, inspired by Luigi Russolo's Intonarumori.
Creative workshops facilitator and mentor for 16-35years olds leading up to Casablanca, Late Friday Event at V&A.
During MA I worked mostly in video, sculpture, sound, performance.
During BA I created set/ costume designs, video projections for dance, opera, drama theatre, site- specific theatre performances