Controlfriction

2022 

Controlfriction

2022

Composition made for a group show “Controlfriction” (2022) in Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki (MOS), Gorzów Wlkp.

“Controlfriction”

21.10 – 20.11, 2022

artists: Karolina Bielawska, Agata Bogacka, Agnieszka Grodzińska, Julia Gryboś & Barbora Zentková, Katarzyna Korzeniecka, Katharina Schmidt, Małgorzata Szymankiewicz

curator: Jagna Domżalska

“The need to systematize, or perhaps the very predilection for rhythm – or rhythms – is what the “Controlfriction” artists share. They find or produce arrays, play or collaborate with them. Also, they all exploit deviations from rhythm or systemic contravention – a mere mistake at times – as an equivalent means of artistic expression. To the same extent as order, they make deliberate use of chance. The exhibition, however, is not about the formal aspect or the creative method itself. The tension between the controlled gesture and giving free rein to randomness, or rather balancing between these two modalities of creation and their equivalence, offer a pretext for interpreting “control freakdom” and its rehabilitation. The need for constant control may involve, even stem from a desire to liberate oneself from it.

Why do we say control freak and not control friend”?

Text excerpt by Jagna Domżalska, 2022

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