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Bodyfulness

Ewa Doroszenko – graphic series and video
Jacek Doroszenko – music and sound design

We are a creative couple. In our symbiotic everyday life, art blends with life. We operate in the era of digital dependencies. Contemporary technologies have an increasing impact on our life and work, and the dynamics of their development makes them more and more integrated with reality. Our situation seems to be dominated by virtual images and content – digital immersion is an inseparable element of every day we spend together. There is no longer a dichotomy between the virtual and real worlds, we exist in a new, hybrid space which boundaries extend beyond the tangible experience. Fascinated by these phenomena, in the “Bodyfulness” project we try to capture the coexistence of physical and virtual life, talk about the intimate experience of the body online and offline, show a subjective audiovisual study of the way modern technology and culture change our intimate relationships.

Performed by
Jacek Doroszenko: electronics, field recordings, virtual instruments, sound objects, body parts, skin & Ewa Doroszenko: voice, body parts, skin

Recorded at
The Quality Studio and the artist’s home studio in Warsaw, additional sounds recorded in frame of the Artist-in-Residence at Salzamt, Linz AU

The project is also inspired by popular Internet practices: online guided meditations on the YouTube platform, ASMR session recordings with a multimillion viewership, naive self-improvement tutorials, smartphone apps for meditation and sleep. Despite technological progress, virtualization and digitalization of reality (or maybe because of it?) there is a growing interest in rituals and spiritual practices that allow to reach a state of deeper awareness or at least simulate it.

The “Bodyfulness” consists of a series of photographs and musical compositions revealing the potentials and paradoxes of digital intimacy. The work is accompanied by video referring to popular online voice-guided meditations, whose listening is supposed to calm down, relax, or regain concentration. Both visual and sound works are based on recordings of our care and relaxation rituals, evening conversations, meetings, close-ups, including virtual ones – full of digital blurring, distortions, imperfections. Based on the performativity of these activities we experiment with the post-organic body to present audible carnality.

Ewa Doroszenko

is a Warsaw-based artist whose creative practice employs a mixture of painting, photography and digital media. She earned a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Ewa Doroszenko is a scholarship holder from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2019) and a winner of many international competitions, including Competition for the Fait Gallery Preview (2016); Young Lynxes Portfolio Competition – Contemporary Lynx (2018); DEBUTS 2018 – doc! photo magazine (2018); Debut – Lithuanian Photographers Association (2018). She is a beneficiary of many residency programs, including Petrohradska Kolektiv in Prague (2018), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (2017), Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (2016), The Island-resignified in Lefkada (2015), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (2015), AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (2014). Ewa Doroszenko presented her works in numerous venues, among others: Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Historic Centre of Athens, Vilnius Photography Gallery, MAH – Museum of Angra do Heroismo on the Azores, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Fait Gallery in Brno, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo. Her works have been published by the likes of Der Greif, Vice, NEO2, The Forumist, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, The Calvert Journal, Daily Serving, Metal, Contemporary Lynx, Flat Magazine, Juxtapoz, YET magazine.

www.ewa-doroszenko.com
www.instagram.com/ewadoroszenko

Jacek Doroszenko

is an artist active in the area of visual arts, working with sound and video. The core of his activity is treating sound phenomena as legitimate material in the field of visual art and emphasizing the value of listening as a practice. He received his Master of Arts degree at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Jacek Doroszenko is a scholarship holder from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2020) and a beneficiary of many residency programs, including Petrohradska Kolektiv in Prague (2018), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (2017), Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (2016), The Island-resignified in Lefkada (2015), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (2015), AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (2014). He presented his works in numerous venues, among others: Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Napoli, Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Historic Centre of Athens, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Fait Gallery in Brno, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Krakow, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo.He released music albums: Infinite Values, Time Released Sound, USA (2020), Āmurs, as Mammoth Ulthana, MCK PL (2018), Wide Grey, Eilean Records FR (2017), Soundreaming, Audiobulb Records UK (2017), Useful Remnants, self-release PL (2016), Particular Factors, as Mammoth Ulthana, Zoharum PL (2016), Mammoth Ulthana, as Mammoth Ulthana, Zoharum PL (2013), Nocturnes Online, City of Toruń PL (2011).

www.doroszenko.com
www.instagram.com/jacek.doroszenko

Our other projects and releases

Jacek Doroszenko, Infinite Values - music album, 10” lathe cut, Time Released Sound, 2020
Jacek Doroszenko and Rafał Kołacki - Āmurs CD 03
Jacek Doroszenko - Wide Grey CD album 2
Jacek Doroszenko - Useful Remnants 03
Jacek Doroszenko - Mammoth Ulthana CD album, detail 2
Jacek Doroszenko - Mammoth Ulthana - Particular Factors - 9
Jacek Doroszenko, Ewa Doroszenko - How to travel, Propaganda gallery 07
Jacek Doroszenko, Ewa Doroszenko - How to travel, Propaganda gallery 04
Jacek Doroszenko - Aberrationmaker exhibition view
Jacek Doroszenko - Aberrationmaker exhibition view