Phanta Raih / Video installation / Julia Kurek / Poland
Opening April 16, 2015
Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Moscow Ave., 60-62
Project is co-financed with funds from the European Union in the framework of Lithuania-Poland-Russia ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013
Julia Kurek / Poland
«Phanta Raih», video installation, 2013.
Sound: Sebastian Moś.
Moving images and music create some microcosm that influences all human senses. Random combination of shapes on the monitors looks like rippled water surface reflecting light, nature and architecture. Constantly changing ruffles deform straight lines, light reflections make unusual and unreal images. This symphony of forms and colors unites with music in perfect harmony. Electronic correction of the image and sound is ever so delicate and does not affect their ingenuity anyhow. Watching this water chaos, splashes of colors and rapidly moving forms, one instantly realizes that these structures flawlessly get together on the screens. The artist somewhat orders the natural chaos and at the same time lets it flow freely in those orderly boundaries. The water pictures that remind us of “eluding happiness” reflect the world beyond the frames, the world that is dispersed, distorted and strangely corresponding with worried, changing inner landscape.
Julia Kurek (b. 1984 in Szczecin) — a Polish visual artist. She graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk (Faculty of Sculpture, specialization: Intermedia) (2009). She also studied at the Marmara Universitesi in Istanbul (2008—2009). In 2012, she completed her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków. She is quite active in the exhibition spaces. She participated in many exhibitions, festivals, and workshops, in United States, Sweden, Brazil, Scotland, Mexico, Romania, Greece, Netherlands, Croatia, Finland, Russia, Israel, France, Germany, Belarus, Italy, and Poland.