Time Formula, 2021.
Solo show, OP ENHEIM, Wrocław, Poland.
Curator : Jarosław Lubiak
One is under the impression that an abyss of time opens up right before our eyes, from which mysterious traces, terrifying relics or poignant images emerge. Alongside footprints of dinosaurs living 147 million years ago there are the remains of an animal that went extinct about 11,000 years ago or afterimages of photographs from almost a hundred years ago. All of them add up to form a dreamlike constellation. Mythology intertwines with archaeology, ethnography with paleontology, and history with fantasy, creating a very special experience of time.
Angelika Markul is extremely consistent in developing a poetics of dream to explore those dimensions of time that elude both common experience and scientific theories. She has come up with her own formula, in which dreamtime and deep time become dimensions of the present, enabling certain symbolic reversals.
While earlier in her practice she would protest against past violence by resorting to a kind of aesthetic violence (overpowering with images), nowadays she trusts the power of poetics. She is able to do so by employing her own method of bearing witness.
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