The idea of eco - social sculpture integrates my concepts of spatial
stimulations and sculpture taken to infinity with broader aspects of
scientific and artistic activity. It represents a new concept of an eco
- digital environment and a new relationship between viewer and nature
- a new digital organic / post-organic. Eco - social sculptures connect
natural and social sciences with art and aesthetics. Eco - social
sculptures are philosophical-artistic-socio-cultural-scientific
My work proposes a free flow between the digital and the organic. I use
many different traditional and digital media - including virtual
reality, video projections, laser drawing projections, and digital
photography - as vehicles to express infinity in sculpture/space and to
make visable the flow of energy in space. By placing digital media in
the actual environment, I create a new experience of sculpture as an
infinite energy form, of time and space integrating as a harmonious
whole new habitat. I use the medium of light and the process of
projection to create new connections, between actual landscape (the
organic) and digital media.
Studies of the modernist Polish art theorists Wladyslaw Strzeminski
(Unism) and Henryk Stazewski (Constructivism), along with the theories
of Joseph Beuys and Paul K. Feyrabend, influenced my creation of the
concept of virtual unism and eco-social sculptures since 1994.
In my eco-social sculptures I represent the constant flow of digital
and organic elements in space into infinity; I reveal their constant
fluid transformation, from digital to organic, and from organic to the
digital reconstructing of micro and macro cosmos.
Creation lies in successive reduction aiming towards the unity of a
system that in its most extreme form leads to the objective unity of
world and art expanding to the 3D and the total unification of an art
work with its environment: human - sculpture - space - infinity.
Following Beuys's theory, eco-social sculptures are expanding the
concept of art: art = man = creativity = science. Eco-social sculptures
function in a much broader scope. Art is becoming a part of the
research that can lead to the new developmental model integrating
environmental, economic, socio-cultural and ethical sustainability.
Eco-social sculptures that use digital media rejuvenate and stimulate
the resources of natural organisms (ecosystems), the single organism
(the human being), and the social organism (humanity). Eco-social
sculptures are open for new scientific theories which can be integrated
with new ideas, habits, and parts of culture, bringing positive aspects
of nature that encourage us to remember nature's power of change and to
reconsider the laws of Nature: "...when approached in different ways, nature gives differing answers..." as Paul K. Feyrabend stated.
Gosia Koscielak Bio
Malgorzata - Gosia Koscielak was born in Wroclaw, Poland; she graduated
from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland (MFA'86, MFA'87,
PhD'92) and from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA'94).
Koscielak is an artist, independent curator, and lecturer who has had
numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums in Poland, Italy,
Germany, and the US. She has had group exhibitions in Greece, Holland,
Germany, Poland and the US. Her works are in private and museum
collections worldwide, including Calgary University, Chelm Museum, and
the Center for Polish Sculpture in Oronsko and the Museum of Modern Art
in Hunfeld, Germany. Koscielak's art is strongly connected with the
traditions of Polish minimal art; Constructivism, Unism, and conceptual
art, she draws from these sources and updates them. Her multimedia
installations, paintings and digital graphics center on post-conceptual
reflections on the complex relationships between human nature, history,
biology, culture and technology.