Evelina Rajca

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  • ISEA2016
    Evelina Rajca’s artistic research and practice focuses on interdisciplinary areas – namely politics of art and science, legacy of poetry and the durability of matter as research topics into art science and the public sphere. These three areas constitute a coherent cluster of intersecting questions in which the politics of art is attached to questions about agencies and critique of art and science itself, as well as to the transformation of relations and materials. Thus the process of perception, control and autonomy in experimental setups is quite vital. Rajca is interested in the analysis of echoes and murky issues generated by art and technology in particular in the field of perception and the production of imagination. In this sense, she believes that ‘hybrid technologies’ open the way to an approach towards ‘public space’ as a ‘new agora’ in which global and multicultural issues affecting our societies could be discussed.

    Rajca’s interdisciplinary practice is based in between intuitive embodied knowledge and systems that construct processes of documenting these experiences, translating them into interventions, objects, maps and scores. She is using old and new technologies as working materials in an ever-changing process. Her performance based explorations in the form of collaborations, sculptures and interventions in public space stimulate the question of who can possess time and space, since they are continuously shifting. The hypothesis that the motivation to act is carried out by reward systems and that these systems rely (like almost every system of mammals) on sleep is as important for Rajca’s field studies as the assumption that collective imaginations, dreams, values and fears, as more or less socially unredeemed, are enrolled as forceful imaginary reality in public and private spaces and what is left over of a reformulation of nature and memory.

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