With Guest Artist Karolina Żyniewicz
Art Laboratory Berlin is delighted to invite you to take part in our new discursive format – a reading club, curated by Tuçe Erel (next to our new colloquium, curated by Regine Rapp).
Inspired by… is an event series, a hybrid format derived from reading group and artist talk formats. In each session, an invited artist will choose a specific text or excerpt from a book that was inspirational for the artist’s practice and/or a particular project that the artist will introduce.
The project follows up Tuçe Erel’s Posthumanism Reading Group, organized between 2018-2020. After co-reading and discussing plenty of seminal texts in two years, the club is transforming into a new discussion, presentation and reading program, an online and offline exchange platform in a non-hierarchical and non-institutional infrastructure in the fields of arts, science and technology.
Guest Artist on 30 August 2022
The fourth event of the Inspired by… will be an in-person meeting at Art Laboratory Berlin. In this session, Karolia Żyniewicz shares the introduction chapter of her on-going PhD dissertation that presents her liminal practice and transmatterive research. This text is still in progress and unpublished therefore we ask you not to share and cite without asking permit of Karolina.
Karolina Żyniewicz is an artist (2009 graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Department of Visual Arts) and researcher, PhD student (Nature-Culture Transdisciplinary PhD Program at Artes Liberales Faculty, University of Warsaw). Working in a laboratory (mostly at the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw) Żyniewicz locates her works in the field of bio art, although she tries to avoid using this term. She sees her liminal activity as situated knowledge production. She is mostly focused on life in its broad understanding (its biological and cultural meaning). Her projects have mostly conceptual, critical character. The main point of her PhD research is multilevel relations emerging during the realization of liminal projects. She tries to put her observations, as an artist/researcher (liminal being), in the context of Science and Technology Studies (STS) Actor-Network Theory by Bruno Latour and feminist humanities.
Karolina Żyniewicz, Transmattering in the Making: Autoethnographic Analysis of Relations among Human, Post-Human, and Non-Human Liminal Beings. Unpublished PhD dissertation chapter, 2022.