image from lecture Plants+Politics w. Regine Debatty
How do we incorporate the physiological and emotional experience of our bodies in digital platforms (both mechanical and conceptual)/non-physical reality, to create a more integrated, holistic lived environment? How does conventional knowledge evolve in a world so often reduced to images? How does digital space expand and contract, and how does this affect our physical sense of time, place, and basic orientation?
Katie Zazenski is an American-born, Warsaw-based artist, curator, writer, and lecturer whose practice is centered around interconnectedness and communication. Often working collaboratively, her work has been included in exhibitions at public and private institutions including the San Diego Art Institute (CA, USA), the Mercedes Benz Americas Headquarters (MI, USA) and the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius (LT). She lectures regularly in sculpture and drawing at private institutions in the US and Poland, including Dartmouth College (NH, USA) and the School of Form (PL). Zazenski has been the co-director of the independent, Warsaw-based art space Stroboskop since 2018. Zazenski joined the editorial team at BLOK Magazine (PL) in 2020, where she focuses on the community of non-institutional, artist-run/project spaces in Eastern Europe. Her current project, Shelley Odradek, is a collaboration with O. Andrzejewska, developed during the residency "Re–Directing: East x Empathic Pedagogies: Future Intimacies" at the Center for Contemporary Art, Ujzadowski Castle. Zazenski received her MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and is a two-time Fulbright Fellow to Poland where she is currently based.
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