August 19, 2013

Małgosia Goliszewska: I’ll call you when I get there

posted in collaboration, events, projects, residency

23 August – 15 September 2013

Opening: 23rd August from 19.00h

The main thread for both residencies happening at Upominki was to create new inquiries for the relations between emerging Eastern European artists and the Rotterdam public. Therefore, we had no specific expectations for Goliszewska’s contribution in this project. Yet when travelling by train to Rotterdam, the artist encountered a number of events, which irreversibly influenced her approach. Being desperate and tired of not being able to run away from that situation, Goliszewska decided to give up fighting it, and let it be. Now after some time spend on working in Rotterdam, she became to realise that such gift of unforeseen events each time brings new subjects into her work.

While focusing on the ideas of control and identity, I’ll call you when I get there illustrates how the stories that we create in our minds, often intervene with our consciousness so that we start to believe in them actually being true. We try to protect the ones that we love the most, but how do we know when caring and protecting turns into invigilation or even an obsession?

The impossibility to predict what can happen next is the main reason to be afraid and worry about one’s future. However the artist wonders would there be any joy in life without the idea of unpredictability?

I’ll call you when I get there – a first international solo exhibition of Małgorzata Goliszewska, is a project conceived in a close collaboration with Weronika Zielinska–Upominki, which they are planning to expand back in Szczecin (Poland), city they both come from.

Małgorzata Goliszewska born in 1985, is a Multimedia Art student at the Art Academy in Szczecin. In 2012 she completed the documentary course in Wajda School in Warsaw. From February to July 2013 she studied and worked in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2011 she directed five short documentaries. She works in media such as film, video, installation, performance, text, sound and drawing. The direct contact with other people becomes an important aspect in her work through which she also tries to explore and broaden the possibilities of documentary.


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