Alicja Łukasiak, Grzegorz Drozd
Alicja Łukasiak, b. 1975
Studies: Faculty of Art, The Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Stipend of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and of the Visegrad Foundation. In 2003, together with Grzegorz Drozd, she set up an artistic duo Zmiana Organizacji Ruchu [Change in the Direction of Movement]. The main source of inspiration for the artist is nature, perceived from the perspective of destructive human activity. Together with Grzegorz Drozd, she designed the interactive black-and-white object, titled Cooperation. It has the form of a horse–seesaw with double-faced, centrally placed mirrors. In order for the interactive objects to enter a dynamic relation with the viewer/user, they require engagement and cooperation. The seats, mounted on both sides of the mirrors, enable the see-saw users, sitting opposite each other, to see their own reflection.
Grzegorz Drozd, b.1970
Studies: Faculty of Art, the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, 1992-1995, then studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, in the painting studio of Prof Jarosław Modzelewski and the sculpture studio of Prof Grzegorz Kowalski, 200-2007. Painter, photographer, author of installations, artistic actions and interventions in the public space. Three times holder of stipend of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Co-founder of the project Zmiana Organizacji Ruchu. Drozd is an insightful observer of the existing reality, which he describes using the language of his own emotions and imagination. In 2010 he performed a symbolic gesture of withdrawing from the circle of Western culture for the sake of nomadic search for the ‘paradise lost’ in the South-East Asia. He is the co-author of the interactive object Cooperation, which performs a recreational and social role, relying on harmonious collaboration of two people.