DECOMPOSITION OF THE (HUMAN) BODY. BECOMING A MACHINE.
CARMEN HUST | ARTICULATE #17 | OCT 2018
The Polish artist Dominika Karc (1994) is dedicated to sculpture, often thinking about art, as a 3d object. Dominika Karc, randomly changes the media in which she works, switching from traditional sculpture to conceptual art. Karc recently made the movie Getting familiar with darkness and designed a game about poetry, emphasizing her broad span of competences and creative diversity.
The work of Dominika Karc is well considered and mostly based on emotions, like anger or injustice, or the sense of tasting beauty when listening to music, as she explains.
Karc makes objects to understand the body. How can it be seen? What is it for? Whom does it belong to? Where is the edge of intimacy?
In the act of illustrating, Karc wants to liberate her imagination and create something closely related to geometry, losing the sense of an obvious object, leaving an open space for the interpretation of the viewer.
In this specific series of illustrations, Karc claims the drawings to have emerged by themselves. The illustrations changed and became a whole series made only from straight lines, decomposing the human body in a transition of geometrics, becoming machine-like.
To create a good composition, a key element for Karc is the feeling of breaking all rules established. The artist also thinks of composition in relation to music. Karc, who is inspired by the French artist Edgar Degas, spent years of dancing, which has a great impact on the movement in her work (and thought).
The interview expands the article on Dominika Karc, featured in magazine ARTICULATE #17.
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