Kasia Fudakowski’s decidedly sculptural practice brings together an organic and synthetic language through figurative and abstract means. Her sculptures often occupy space like actors mimicking human characteristics while tracing a social and cultural process of acquisition and withdrawal of knowledge. Fudakowski’s new sculpture, developed for Monbijou Park, addresses what she calls “the tragedy of 2 dimensions.” Her steel structure, tentatively titled It’s like déjà vu all over again, is not quite figurative but still has a flattened and perhaps even pixilated organic quality. The work folds tentatively in on itself by way of massive yet sexy hinges. In contrast, other parts of the work place their weight and trust in the wicker knotting that binds them—an oddly non-industrial material in contranst to so much metal. As a public sculpture, Fudakowski’s work occupies space like an ensemble of actors with a variety of possible emotions and seems to create an aesthetic intonation with the observer and the landscape based on playful formal resolutions. SCW / MM

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‘It’s like déjà vu all over again’, 2011. Steel, resin, rattan. Installed: 240 x 400 cm. Full stretched out position: 240 x 750 cm.
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‘It’s like déjà vu all over again’, 2011. Steel, resin, rattan. Installed: 240 x 400 cm. Full stretched out position: 240 x 750 cm.
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‘It’s like déjà vu all over again’, 2011. Steel, resin, rattan. Installed: 240 x 400 cm. Full stretched out position: 240 x 750 cm.
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‘It’s like déjà vu all over again’, 2011. Steel, resin, rattan. Installed: 240 x 400 cm. Full stretched out position: 240 x 750 cm.
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‘It’s like déjà vu all over again’, 2011. Steel, resin, rattan. Installed: 240 x 400 cm. Full stretched out position: 240 x 750 cm.
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‘It’s like déjà vu all over again’, 2011. Steel, resin, rattan. Installed: 240 x 400 cm. Full stretched out position: 240 x 750 cm.
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‘It’s like déjà vu all over again’, 2011. Steel, resin, rattan. Installed: 240 x 400 cm. Full stretched out position: 240 x 750 cm.