6 - 15 july 2018

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Date

6 - 15 July, 10:00 - 20:00

place:

PSTP Gdynia
Al. Zwycięstwa 96/98

New media and technologies always raise doubts. Even those that we presently take for granted, like the alphabet.

Socrates thought that the invention of writing took away people’s ability to remember and think; he believed writing to be contrary to human nature, and thought it led to misinterpretations. Centuries later, the invention of the first newspapers caused people to worry that we would become too individualistic and lose the ability to converse. Today’s technological advancements also spawn anxiety. The pace of our life is changing, but also how we communicate, work, and spend our leisure time. Technology is ubiquitous, and the telephone and computer have become permanent extensions of ourselves. What is the right balance between digital and analogue realities? Have we gone too far?

This exhibition interrogates the role of technologies in our lives, and how we use them. Are we headed in the right direction, or is it time to take a step backward, do a digital detox, and go off the grid? Do we want to press on – and if so, how?

Speaker:

  • In her work as a curator, artist, and designer, she starts with people and how they behave in a space. Her work, activities, and projects involve the user every step of the way, regardless of whether this is an exhibition she curates, a space she arranges, or a new product. Bołoz skillfully joins art, architecture, and design to show how far these fields intersect and how a key common denominator of these activities is people and their responses to spaces they inhabit. Quite apart from their marvelous forms, these subtle and measured works are also a social commentary on the space we operate in. The work is often completed with a final touch - a demonstration of creative solutions in places that require artistic intervention, which gives them new life, prompting interaction and new ways of experiencing reality.

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