Valerie Karpan is our resident, she is working on the Stay in touch installation together with Maryna Khrypun.
Valerie Karpan (UA) – artist, educator, curator. Co-founder of the NGO Cultural Geographies and the Children Geographies initiative. She works in field of media art, participatory art, and cultural education. Author of the project Novikov1893, Kyiv, City traces, Chervonograd (2017). Resident within the Gaude Polonia scholarship, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland (2018), author of the Watch Out! educational project in the Gallery Labirynth, Lublin, Poland 2018, co-curator and coordinator of the project Inclusive photolaboratory (2018). Participant and curator of international exhibitions in Ukraine, Germany and Poland.
Stay in touch
Stay in touch
Maryna Khrypun, Valerie Karpan (UA)
interactive installation, 2019
We have developed the first experimental object – a table that will become a touchpoint and a tool for discussion of various experiences connected to living in the city, including marginal, using media art as a tool for experiments to create an inclusive interaction space. It includes the experience of a particular city – Wrocław, however we plan to complement and expand the geography of the project, including stories from Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine.
The object itself comprises a table, created together with a organization helping homeless people in Wrocław – Miserart in collaboration with people who had an experience of homelessness. It also includes tactile surfaces, as well as computer code and simple gadget sensors. The installation will help to show new possibilities of communication / dissemination of knowledge through the transformation of signals in the process of a dialogue.
The purpose of the “Inclusive LAB” project is to include all possible categories of viewers in the interaction with a utopian object of art, which, through touch and sound, enables us to empathize with the enjoyment of personal stories and feelings.
The object was developed on the basis of studies and research that we have been carrying out during the 2018-2019 years as part of the Inclusive photolaboratory project (developed to introduce sensory photography to blind and sighted photographers) and other inclusive projects.