Moving Forward In Reverse Time With drawkcaB Compass
12 - 28. Aug
𝙼𝚘𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝙸𝚗 𝚁𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚎 𝚃𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚆𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚍𝚛𝚊𝚠𝚔𝚌𝚊𝙱 𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚜𝚜 by Joanna Zabielska, Cat Jimenez and Miloš Vučićević Vernissage: 12 August, 7 -10 PM Exhibition: 13 - 28 August As a part of the QUESTION ME & ANSWER initiative, artists Joanna Zabielska, Cat Jimenez and Milos Vucicevic have been invited by Improper Walls curators to collaborate on an art show. Their Moving Forward In Reverse Time With Backward Compass installation represents the unity of three artistic practices (the methods, approach and process of creating). While dealing with social and spatial issues, the transformation of the objects, as well as objects of ''mass-production'', the trio involves a performative approach set in a forest atmosphere as an interactive part in itself. The idea behind it is closely related to both a migrant situation and the situation of being somewhere else; transforming the gallery space into “elsewhere space”, or “somewhere space”. In its physical presentation, the artwork questions the definition of polarity and the perception of time. Although it is aiming to decentralize our geographical positions and alienate the viewer from the defined perceptions, this xeno-realistic interaction in space is primarily a conversation about East and West points of view, the demystification of a subject coming from other countries and the experience of living in the West through the forms of newly created constraints due to COVID-19. - 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 Joanna Zabielska is working on the intersection of art, design, architecture and urban planning, approaching the social and spatial issues of the transformation of the city. Using different media – from inflatable textile installations to cooking performance, she develops participatory, site- specific projects together with the local community. Being based both in Vienna and Warsaw, she realises also projects in international and multicultural environment (through last years often in Caucasus- Georgia and Armenia, Middle East- Lebanon, currently also in New York). joannazabielska.com _ Cat Jimenez is Vienna-based artist was born as Paz Katrina Jimenez in the Philippines and moved to Austria with her family by the age of 4.Her backgrounds in visual art and street dance enable her to move between the expressiveness of hip-hop and house culture and the minimalist aesthetics of contemporary art. Through that she has created a style that enabled her to win several Austrian battles in the categories experimental and all stylez. In 2015 she was an invited battle guest for Flavourama in Salzburg. Since 2015 Cat is mainly active in the theater. Together with the visual artist Maiko Sakurai Karner in 2019 they founded the company “same same” and premiered their piece “What’s the difference?” in Vienna. The piece deals with the duality of living in-between 2 cultures and received highly positive critics. whadupcat.tumblr.com _ Miloš Vučićević, born in 1991 in Užice, Serbia. One of the founders of Gallery Reflektor – Užice and it’s Contemporary Art Festival Videopark director. He researches through different media such as video, performance, installation where his artistic approach is predominantly connected with political and social paradigmas that exist in society. He tries to form a concept which has a primary role in his works, and try to position them as a reflection on everyday life. milosvucicevic.com _ questionmeandanswer.com 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗮’𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲.