Alicja Rogalska // July- December 2019
Currently my work consists of creating situations, installations and performances and documenting these, mostly using video. My point of departure is usually a particular context, a group of people or a local issue. However I don’t try to simply tackle the issues or provide solutions: I aim to create subtle shifts in reality, glimpses of an alternative, prototypes and new scenarios. Being both rooted in a context and speculative, my projects occupy the space between what already exists and what is possible. The structure of the situations, installations or performances I create is decided upon and constructed by me, after a period of research, and often in collaboration with other people brought to the project for their particular skill or expertise. They act as catalysts for collective questioning, imagining, reflecting and testing different ways of being together. Apart from the people who experience the projects at the time, they later exist for their secondary, art audience as videos, objects and installations.
Alicja Rogalska (*1979, Ostrołęka) studied Visual Cultures at the University of Stockholm, Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw and Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her practice is interdisciplinary and research-based with a focus on social structures and the political subtext of the everyday. Rogalska mostly works in context and often collaborates with others.