LAZNIA 1 2014 - Łukasz Skąpski, DO IT YOURSELF
21st of May 2014 at 7 p.m.
Laznia 1, ul. Jaskolcza 1, 80-767 Gdansk
During the meeting with the artist will see two of his latest works, in which he has consistently explored, like in previous works, passions, dreams and interests of amateur builders. "Fitness" is a film documenting rural gyms. Hidden somewhere in back yards, in abandoned farm buildings or empty barns, they were created with available materials and initiative of young men. The film is a series of interviews with creators and owners of the gyms as well as a demonstration of their workout. Another work "LS Motors S-Type" documents artist`s roadtrip from Łódź to Warsaw in a hybrid car. The vehicle was constructed by "car freaks" out of Wartburg, Polonez, Ford and Volkswagen parts as well as home decor items. Third project "Devices" documents the activities of artists constructors from New York, who form peculiar, yet necessary according to them, everyday devices like a cake catapult.
Łukasz Skąpski currently working as Head of the Photography Faculty at Painting and New Media Department,
specialization: painting, photography, multimedia at Fine Arts Academy in Szczecin. He is a photographer, painter, creator of installations, objects and video. Skąpski exhibits and presents his works since 1982 in Poland and other countries. Between 1988-1991 he lived in France, Germany and China. Time he spent in Beijing resulted in the artist's interest in social issues and politics. In 2001 he was awarded the Rouse Kent Public Art Award for execution of the Via Luc Continens, the best public contract in southern England in 2000. Since 2001, he is a founding member of Azorro Supergroup, which plays a significant part in the history of Polish video art. In recent years, the main emphasis of his work is put in topics related to social issues and politics.
Municipal Institution of Culture