Media: site-specific installation, interactive sculpture, performance, video-art, public space operation, painting, collage, photography.
Topics: function of a language, nature of a mind, present reality, sexuality, identity, ego, transformation.
Sources: nature and culture, city walks and social changes, 20th-century magic revival, psychedelic experience, traveling and dzogchen meditation.
It is the concept of language that fascinates me most. I see it as a magic tool which can create new worlds, generate new ideas and concepts, and it does not matter whether or not they are illusory. The language of different ways of art expression provides an additional opportunity to touch the essence of things, to seize the inexpressible, to introduce the public to sheer experience. It has this incredible potential for transformation, and since I do not believe in any objective “me” or in “present reality”, I attempt to make it ever-new.
Graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.
Born in 1983, Poland.
Live on the island of Senja, Norway.
Owner and graphic designer in Studio KIKI.
Re:visions Art Festival / Warsaw
Occulture Festival / London
Decentrism Exhibition / Vilnius
Ritual Festival / BWA Wroclaw
Biennale WRO Fest / Wroclaw
Golden Vision Art Festival / Katowice
Going Back to the Roots / BWA Bielsko-Biała
BIO_GRAFIE. Video Art Exhibition / IN OUT Festival / CAC Laźnia Gdańsk
DIY FILM FEST FESTIVAL / Warszawa
30/30 Best LP Covers Exhibition / Arsenal Gallery / Poznań
COCART Festival / Screenings / CAC Toruń
2009 TR Magazine
2010 Lampa Magazine
2010 Take Me Magazine
2011 Vice Magazine
2013 Encyclopedia of Polish psychedelia
2013 Gazeta Wyborcza / About Fenced City
2013 Going Back to the Roots
2013 Obieg / About Going Back to the Roots
2014 Obieg / About The Anthill
2014 Black Issue of Trans/wizje Magazine / by Carl Abrahamsson
Contact: joannajohn93 at gmail.com