6 september - 12 october 2010

Every Step Is Moving Me Up

Wojciech Bąkowski/ Piotr Bosacki/ Norman Leto/
Gizela Mickiewicz/ Przemysław Sanecki/
Magdalena Starska/ Paweł Sysiak

The title of the show is a line from the lyrics of Arthur Russell’s song and refers to the parallelism between physical and emotional states. Such notions as ‘lightness’ and ‘weight’, ‘speed’ and ‘attraction’ often serve as handy metaphors that help one describe what one actually feels. Our mood constantly oscillates like a potentiometer pointer. An ordinary walk down the street may trigger a sensation of lightness or weight, while an egg broken on a kitchen floor exasperates or saddens us. What happens in the head and under our feet proves surprisingly analogous.
The exhibition is supposed to demonstrate how art projects connected with physical phenomena bring to mind broader, existential associations. The austere and loose construction of Russell’s song was a formal point of reference during the selection of the works. The ‘steps’ of the title are yet another element constructing the work – object, image, sound, and word – and the exhibition itself is not so much ‘about something’ but is to be a coherent whole ‘acting’ like a good song.

Zuzanna Hadryś
Michał Lasota

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