THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Karolina Maria Dudek is a Polish artist born in 1983, lives and works in London. She graduated in BA Photography from Camberwell College of Arts in 2008 and actually completing her MA Degree at London College of Communication. Her artistic practice combines photography, video, installation and site-specific work.
Beside exhibiting her work during InsideOut Festival and Photomonth London, Karolina has exhibited her pieces in several solo and group shows in UK, Europe and Asia. She has also participated in different artist residencies; The first one in her home town Krakow invited by Theatre Nowy’s Art Gallery (2009) and another one this summer invited by Sunhoo (China) Industrial and Design Innovation Park, where she also gave a lecture about her practise at Academy of Arts in Zhejiang. For several years, she has been regularly involved with Silent Room nonprofit gallery as a photography curator.
The Grey Brick is a video and sound installation that juxtapose coexistence of the land and the human that exhilarates and consumes each other. Zheijang is one of the most industrial areas of China and at the same time one of the richest in natural parks, forests and lakes. For the last few decades there has been growing industrialization, the area is under continuous construction, changing its green landscape into rows of concrete. Behind all these changes stands the working man whose situation reminds the same.
Her video work The Grey Bricks is a story about rapidly changing land and the people who make that change possible; Local people, two friends, who run a small factory with their families and who have lived in the area for a very long time. Every day they work long hours making grey bricks.
WHEN AND WHERE
You can see her work at:
The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB
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