performance / sculpture
Karolina is an interdisciplinary artist experienced in design for theatre, performance, exhibition and film. She loves pushing creative boundaries, examining concepts, forms and techniques from across the fine, performing and media arts. Bewitched by space, its law and mystery, Karolina is interested in creating magic spatial environments that allow and evoke particular experiences for the audience, performers and to herself.
Inspired by the “Myth of Sisyphus“ by Albert Camus, this is a composition in the form of a hybrid between performance, installation and kinetic sculpture. The simple arrangement of motifs along with sound, light and shadow play, create many shapes and stories that charge the room with energy and transform it into an immersive show. It is more like a visual composition of different elements, variable movement, and relationship of the body and environment. The machine, technology, organisation and precision meet the vague worlds of shadows, dreams and chaos, creating the infinite evolutionary image.
All the objects, sound, light, and image melt together with the performer. She becomes a perfect machinist, an inventor of her own contraption. When the cosmic circle of birth, death and rebirth is reached, little figures emerge, rising, falling and turning into a boulder as they struggle through their life journey. “…the struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart”. The shadows from an endlessly spinning zoetrope like device fill the room. “Each atom of the stone, each mineral flake of the night-filled mountain, in itself forms a world.”
National Biennale: Leicester 2014