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Border-Gap cycle:
ID: C11





Date:
Since 2018 

Introduction:
The cycle of works on migration and borders, smuggling and breaking walls.






Canvas Cut
with the Karta Polaka,
2018


Stages the project
implementation:


2019 – 2020:

Smuggling of Biomaterials
(Car Door)

W73.1--3

︎ technical info
Installations and video-installations

With Paweł Matyszewski


Installation sometimes include video Violation of Biopower Borders


Video installation
Smuggling of Biomaterials
(Car Door / BMW E6-43R-00048)
,

with Paweł Matyszewski,
2019
The series of installations created in a duet with Paweł Matyszewski. Automobile doors in which pieces of meat are hidden are not only a direct illustration of the smuggling of meat across the Belarusian-Polish border, but also an image of biopolitical processes (Michel Foucault).

The series tells about political borders, the economic and existential state in the border zones, about the exclusion zones of individuals in the conditions of punitive instruments of power.


Video installation
Smuggling of Biomaterials
(Car Door / Fiat E2-43R-005223)
,
with Paweł Matyszewski,
2019


Installation
Smuggling of Biomaterials
(Car Door / Ford 1327 1J00922)
,
with Paweł Matyszewski,
2020

2019:

Friendship Mound
(Three Sisters)

W73.1

︎ technical info
Mural
For group exhibition Love Hope Faith. In Honour of, Exhibition Bureau / Polish Modern Art Foundation, Warsaw, Poland


Mural Friendship Mound
(Three Sisters)
,
Exhibition Bureau /
Polish Modern Art Foundation,

Warsaw, Poland, 
2019
The mural depicts the Three Sisters mound – a monument erected at the junction of the borders of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Until 2013 (the beginning of the conflict in the region in connection with the annexation of the Crimea and the beginning of hostilities in eastern Ukraine), this was a direct symbol of the sisterhood of the three peoples. Borders were opened near the kurgans, annual cultural festivals of three countries were held.

On the image, the barrow is represented as a pie, a third of which is already cut off.

Today the monument is heavily destroyed. In 2019, the Belarusian authorities made another peacekeeping decision to restore it as a symbol of friendship between nations and hope for ending the conflict.



2019:

Smuggling of Biomaterials

W65--68

︎ technical info
Canvas and installation
For duet exhibition Sergey Shabohin and Paweł Matyszewski: Styk, KH Space, Brest, Belarus










A series of works on the smuggling of meat through the Belarusian-Polish border. The work talks about biopolitics and the mechanisms for creating borders and punitive superstructures.


Video installation
Smuggling of Biomaterials
(Car Door / Fiat E2-43R-005223)
,
with Paweł Matyszewski,
2019

Video 
Violation of Biopower
Borders
,
2017



1-2. Object
Sample: Smuggling of Meat
on the Body
,
with Paweł Matyszewski,
2019


3--6. Painting series
Smuggling of Biomaterials 1--4 ,  
2019


2018:

Canvas Cut with
the Karta Polaka

W62.1--3

︎ technical info
Canvas and installation
For group exhibition PRA___BEL, Galeria Krynki, Krynki, Poland







The cycle Border-Gap began with the work Canvas Cut with the Karta Polaka. The work tells about the bureaucratic difficulties that the artist underwent to obtain the Karta Polaka (Pole's Card) — the first stage for migration to another country. Here are direct references to the works of Lucio Fontana and the book Pinnochio (the plot with a fake fireplace).


Canvas Cut with
the Karta Polaka
,
fragments of installation,
2018


1. Object Sharp Edge,  
2018


2. Painting
Canvas Cut with
the Karta Polaka
[2]
,  
2018