Karina Marusińska (born 1983) is an interdisciplinary artist, lecturer, coordinator, cultural animator and originator of social initiatives. A member of the Food Think Tank collective and the Łuhuu! performance art group. Currently, she teaches at the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw.
She uses different media, such as ceramics and glass, sculpture, installation, video and performance. In site-specific works, she moves within specified contexts: situation-based ones, social, cultural, historical, political. She creates para-functional objects and designs items of everyday use that sarcastically comment the reality.
She is fascinated by the humans’ interior and exterior spaces, their corporealness and relations; interested in how private and public spheres permeate and mingle with each other. She explores issues that are pushed to social and cultural margins: exclusion, taboo, errors, imperfections, dirt, processes of decay and destruction. She explores the borders of the so-called good taste.
During her residency in Graz, the artist will work, among others, on issues such as:
– boundaries: what are they physically and mentally? Why do people need to set limits? How does drawing lines organize the world, manipulate it, and distort it? How do formal procedures affect human behavior?
– being jaded, i.e. failing to respond to the increasing number of objects of excitement due to increasing pace of life in big cities; getting bored with the overplus of experiences; indifference. How does the pervading information noise affect the health of society?
The medium will be subordinated to the idea of the project. It’s tempting for the artist to work with fabric, glass or stone; however, it is likely that the final effect would rather be the result of a spontaneous reaction towards the existing space-time.