With the installation, Dominika Olszowy imagines the bedroom of Veļu Māte, the Latvian goddess who rules the world of the dead.
Olszowy balances on the border between sculpture, installation and scenography. Her works allude to domestic space as characterized by conflicting emotions: a sense of comfort and fear, solace and suffocation, repose and paranoia.
Crooked and twisted cement clothes hung in the gallery windows as if it was a display of a liquor store.
Two-part installation entitled The Wake resembles the visualisation of a dream with a motif of a ceremony dedicated to bidding farewell to a departed person, and relief and consolation for those who say goodbye to her loved ones.
The installation is an attempt to „domesticate” the fear of death and of places dedicated to it. It grew from the existential dread mixed with a desire for a long-awaited rest.
PTV is a spotlightcast on Warsaw’s art scene. Guests include more and less known individuals from the local art scene, as well as artists and fictional characters caught on camera working and resting.
A „satisfying video” type of footage, created during a summertime insta-residence at Raster Gallery.
Performance in the frame of Better Me exhibition in Zachęta – National Art Gallery in Warsaw.
An animated film in progress, with new footage constantly added to it. Coffee – a beverage with a strong emotional and visual identity attached to it – is the central reference.
Performance for camera made during Weltschmerz residency at Opole Contemporary Art Gallery.