Dominika Olszowy takes part in this year’s Riga Inter­national Bien­nial of Con­tem­porary Art. Her project Yawn of a Sleepy Heart con­sists of two parts: a stained glass and a per­for­mance presen­ted in the Latvian capital, as well as an instal­lation shown in Raster from August 28.


With Yawn of a Sleepy Heart, Dominika Olszowy imagines the bedroom of Veļu Māte, the Latvian god­dess who rules the world of the dead. Olszowy’s instal­lation under­takes an exploration of death, its traditional manifestations and the space it is given in con­tem­porary cul­ture. The arran­gement of the home is inten­ded here as a field for analysis, where paral­lels can be drawn between interior decoration and introspec­tion. The space of the bedroom evokes notions of shel­ter, rest, and dreams, but equally insom­nia, night­mares and immobility; facing the void, from hiber­nation to eter­nal sleep, death’s own bed offers ambivalent respite (full instal­lation descrip­tion on

Riga Inter­national Bien­nial of Con­tem­porary Art

Dominika Olszowy


Olszowy's installation in Riga



Olszowy's installation in Warsaw



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