Dominika Olszowy PTV
directed by Dominika Olszowy, Poland 2017, 40' (English friendly)
- Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invites to a special screening of episodes of an on-line television directed by Dominika Olszowy as part of PTV: Performance TV.
The Dominika Olszowy television programme devised especially for PTV: Performance TV is a unique sociological record of Warsaw’s artistic community, in the artist’s idiosyncratic style. Popular TV formats have received a new lease of life thanks to their exceptional presenters: Wanda Sport, Laura Raflezja Arnolda and Kasandra. Olszowy has invited to her studio these familiar together with other less well-known figures from the local art scene, constructing unhurried programmes imbued with melancholy and humour in the spirit of Slow TV. Olszowy’s camera records the artists at work and asleep, making Karolina Plinta impersonate a visitor from the Orient, and – for the first time ever – shows the tragedy of the burnt Tenderness, such is the magic of the small screen. The artist’s project, which draws on many TV formats and styles, comprises three parts, although there have been rumours about hundreds of hours of footage that have not found their way into the official selection.
Dominika Olszowy makes works at the juncture of different media, combining video, performance, sculpture, installation and stage design. She graduated in the video studio of Professor Marek Wasilewski at the Faculty of Intermedia at the University of the Arts Poznań. She has created the ephemeral Sandra Gallery and was a co-founder of the radical hip-hop group Cipedrapskuad. She is a co-founding member of the motorbike club Horsefuckers M.C.