Lay down comfortably and close your eyes. Relax. Imagine that you’re in an infinite space and your body is drifting weightlessly around the celestial body. You feel an itch in the tips of your toes, a slight attraction, a barely noticeable movement of the stars. Your body becomes one of them. You rock back and forth, back and forth. You inhale and exhale in the rhythm of this movement. You allow yourself to be engulfed by the soft light. It is warm and good. A cosmic landscape extends around you. You reach out with your hand and touch a silver globe, you feel its irregular structure. Then you come back. You fold your hands into fists, you stretch your arms and open your eyes. [curator: Katarzyna Mierzwińska]
The architecture of time or cocktail of light for synchronization of biological clocks.
Living in an urbanized environment with limited access to sunlight affects the disregulation of biological clocks within the body. That leads to multiple health disorders from depression, problems with concentration, memory, through the decline of immunity to metabolic diseases. Research on the lighting of spacecraft and non-planetary bases inspires the use of solar light simulators in offices, hospitals or isolated supermarket halls. The light is the most powerful synchroniser of our clocks. The presented prototype of lighting has been designed in the European Space Agency and in particular it is supposed to influence the increase of serotonin levels in the brain and stimulate sensitivity to the outside world – opening to it. All this to live in harmony with the evolutionary adaptation of our bodies to the time of day and night determined by sunlight. Check if this cocktail works for you by submitting yourself to a 15-minute exposure. [dr Agata Kołodziejczyk]
On the exhibition we present prototypes – a serotonin lamp constructed by dr. Agata Kołodziejczyk for the European Space Agency and a material made of a scoby bacterial colony (kombucha) which in the future will replace plastic, paper, textiles and is resistant to cosmic rays.
Contemporary art gallery „Art Agenda Nova”, created exhibitions of young promising artists, accompanied in their artistic development and organized contemporary art auctions. In 2006 we also started East of Art foundation, which promotes contemporary art in a wider – European, especially Central & East European, context. We cooperate with the best cultural institutions in Poland. In cooperation with the City of Krakow we initiated ArtBoom – Festival of Visual Arts, one of the biggest events in the field of art in public space in Poland. Thanks to this event works by Mirosław Bałka, Jenny Holzer, Pipilotti Rist, Erwin Wurm and BLU’s mural all emerged in Krakow. We also initiated social initiatives such as Urban Design project.
We wanted to thank:
dr Agata Kołodziejczyk for a light coctail
Daniel Maciejewski for the construction of the lamp
Róża Janusz / MakeGrow for the curtain made from bacteria colonies
Wawrzyniec Woźniak for metalwork
Alexandra Drewchin / Eartheater for sound
Alchemia Club for lambics
|Place / venue||Art Agenda Nova, Cracow|
|Dates||14 April – 22 May 2019|
|Curated by||Katarzyna Mierzwińska|
|Index||Art Agenda Nova Katarzyna Mierzwińska Magdalena Lazar|