Irmina Rusicka + Kasper Lecnim


Those Grapes Were Sour Anyway | performative action, 2018

During NARRACJE, Irmina Rusicka and Kasper Lecnim create a situation based on the presence of people hidden around the tram terminus. Dressed in camouflage uniforms, they are observing the surroundings and festival-goers. We do not know who they are, why they are camouflaged or what their intentions are. Their presence is revealed only through the warmth of their bodies registered using a thermographic camera.

Walter Benjamin once said that behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution. All social tensions may lead to a deep divide along the ‘us-them’ opposition. Such situations fuel a sense of jeopardy, mutual distrust and enmity. While some exercise power, others remain helpless, living with the knowledge that they have no influence on anything, which may lead to adopting more radical attitudes and behaviours.

location: square near the tram terminus


Irmina Rusicka (b. 1990) is a visual artist, author of installations, videos and research works. She graduated in psychology and art history from the University of Wrocław within the framework of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities (2014) and in Media Art from the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts (diploma with honours, 2017). She took part in inter-university exchange, studying Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the studio of Krzysztof Wodiczko and Prof. Grzegorz Kowalski (2016–17). Her works combine social and political criticism with the existential dimension. Gallows humour and being pissed off are also palpable in her art. Rusicka lives in Warsaw and works at the Szczecin Academy of the Arts.

Kasper Lecnim (b. 1990) is an artist, graduate of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. He likes errors and petty provocations. He uses various media. In his artistic practice, he manufactured scarves, organized house removals, cleared snow, crashed cars and challenged directors of cultural institutions to a fight. He lives in Warsaw and works in Wrocław.

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