In the recruitment for the residency in Košice, interdisciplinary visual artists could submit their projects related to the concept of interconnectedness between man and environment. The level of submissions was really high and the presented projects perfectly reflected the topic. After familiarizing with the applications, the project partners, K.A.I.R. Kosice Artist in Residence, decided to invite Jagoda Dobecka for a two-month residency, congratulations!
Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw uses traditional media, such as painting, sculpture or video. Her art is born of a sense of discord, exploitation and exclusion. She is inspired by themes focused on climate catastrophe, identity or systemic discrimination.
Jagoda Dobecka proposed a utopian vision of the end of human civilization and the current world order. In the project she presented a “new culture” reborn from the remains of the previous one. Her project assumes deepening empathy for other species and invites to experience a postanthropocentric vision of a world in which suffering, a sense of loss or death obviously exists, but each of these deaths is equally important. According to the author there is no division into more or less important species. Trying to create an impression of the world described above, she wants to make some small sculptures, made of unnecessary utility objects, scraps of fabric and garbage found on the spot, in Kosice.
The trip is planned for the beginning of November this year, while the K.A.I.R. Residency project itself is a part of the AIR Wro residence program, realized in cooperation with K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence within the international activities of Culture Zone Wrocław.