Text on Zorka's projet Ophelias. Iconography of Madness More about Zorka For centuries, women have occupied a unique place in the annals of insanity. Women outnumber men in diagnoses of madness, from the “hysteria” of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to “neurotic” and mood disorders in the twentieth and twenty-first. … Why is this so?… Continue reading // Madness and Holiness (2017) // Akin to holiness, madness is situated amongst the practices or within the phenomenon of “otherness,” yet, at the same time, it still belongs to the sphere of a given community or group.
* Zofia Cielątkowska, Too Close, “Punkt” 14, 2014, p. 316-325. The body – its stamina, sexuality, every, day existence, and commonality – definitely remains in the centre of one of the most frequently addressed topics in the field of “transgressing borders” in art. It appears in many contexts, indeed. The present time provides a vast… Continue reading // Too Close – An Essay on Intimacy (2014) // “What, however, makes it remain “too close” yet without transcending the flimsy borderline and not being regarded as pornography? “
Photo: Movie still from Elephant Flesh Elephant Flesh, 2017 (video performance of Aleksandra Kubiak) POLISH How to tell personal trauma story? Is there any good way to talk about it? Is there a good moment? The very first scene of the Elephant Flesh starts with dialogue between two women in a complete darkness of the… Continue reading // Elephant Flesh // How to tell personal trauma story? Is there any good way to talk about it? Is there a good moment? The very first scene of the Elephant Flesh starts with dialogue between two women in a complete darkness of the stage.
Intreview 19.03.2014 published in Obieg Magazine Zofia Cielatkowska: It is not your first visit in Poland? Martha Rosler: This is the fourth time, all within the last two and a half years. First I went to Kraków but then I was invited to Warsaw, I exbited work last year in Gdansk in the show Alternativa,… Continue reading // Art is heart and soul of any society. Interview with Martha Rosler // “Art alone does not create social change; art acts in conjunction with elements in contemporary discourse as a crystallizer and perhaps a catalyst. Very rarely a catalyst.”