Łucja Grodzicka (PL/UK), Between

sound/photography/video installation
(photography, audio recording, video projections on TV screen)

What is beauty? What’s the role model of beauty for us? Is there any stereotype? How should we look like? How do we see ourselves and the others? Beauty is full of contrast, like every big city. Yet, no matter how we look at it, we are all beautiful, because we are unique. Łucja questioned those people on Bucharest streets whom she found attractive and compared her point to what they said. Beauty is not what we see on the outside, it is not make up, nor a dress code. It is a face and the story written on it. There is beauty in everything. More importantly, this project speaks about the need of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with things we are not familiar with so as to fully appreciate it.

Artistic statement:
Everything I create extends from my every day life, as my interpretation of people’s behavior in this modern world. The inspiration I get from today’s “civilized” society is invariably of surprise and sadness – life is a game that is difficult to play uniquely, and is played with discrimination, prejudice, anger and hatred to each other, just because people have different cultures and values.

I always use different techniques to create my works, which feeds my creativity and adds flexibility to my final creations. I try to tell a story about the effects of global culture, and how each affects another in this shrinking social world. Women are the focal point in my creative work; how the sexes and societies portray the body, the evolution of relationships, moments, situations, these all touch me inside.

Łucja Grodzicka (PL/UK) is one of the artists in residency at X Platform, the newest international art residency for the research and production of interactive, new and trans media projects in Bucharest.