The Dystopia of an Imitation – Jarosław Solecki, ed. Justyna Gorzkowicz

“Jaroslaw Solecki’s The Dystopia of an Imitation presents a creative way of exploring
the ‘matter’ of art. The central issue taken up in the work is the sculpting process realised
in stone, clay and in the form of digital 3D graphics. Solecki’s reflection on the
materialisation of an artistic work in relation to algorithm-based art is of undeniable value.
He also points out that the materialisation of the concept is ‘performed’ in the same way
that the viewer of graphic forms in 3D is ‘performed’ (guided by the artist creating the
computer generated images), which makes it easier to frame VR art through the perspective
of the performative turn in the humanities. […]”, Prof. Aleksandra Łukaszewicz

ISBN 978-1-9160592-8-3

The publication “The Dystopia of an Imitation” was prepared as part of the grant programme Arts Council England: Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP-00349467-R8), London 2021–2022

Supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and The Polonia Aid Foundation Trust (PAFT)

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The Blue Point Art Gallery (a virtual 3D gallery), was built in a digital environment as part of a collaboration between the Contemporary Literary and Artistic Culture Unit of the Institute of European Culture at the Polish University Abroad (PUNO) and the Culture Lab Foundation. Although the gallery was created in response to the changes resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic (March-July 2020), its founders have continued this work, with the intention of transferring part of their activities to the digital world. The current pandemic made us aware of the fragility of social structures and the deep need not only to seek unconventional solutions, but also to implement them quickly. 

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