Karolina Kubik

Marcin Polak

Photos caption: © Marcin Polak, In Situ Foundation/Konteksty 2013 Sokołowsko 

Polish visual performance artist, poet. She performs in between definitions. In her art concentrates on the changing subjectivity of the viewer and the artist, when the latter unnoticeably becomes a viewer of the viewer. A crucial element of her performance lies in time and embarrassing situations, which verify the attractiveness of norms and experiences. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, PhD candidate at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan.Artistic StatementPerformance art stigmatizes the space and the people. Affecting and being affected in a continuous loop of exchange.
The rhythm is difficult to identify, unveils or not, remains important for the regeneration of time. During performance art viewer can define himself/herself. Live action takes attention, but it forces to focus and to look inside. Time is divisible. The performer and the viewer are the witnesses to each other’s true story. The importance of the subject is fluent and bipolar. You can avoid a potentially embarrassing situation simply if you stick to the rules. But embarrassing situation verifies the attractiveness of the rules by becoming more demanding and destroys the audience’s life experience.

She participated in collective exhibitions, projects and performance art festivals in Poland and abroad (among others, in Belfast, Berlin, Jerusalem, London, Lvov, New York, Istanbul, Tartu, Zagreb).

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