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Aleksandra Wilczynska
Exhibition in Public Space
In “Metamorphosis,” the artist is seen cutting stripes of fabric off of clothes from a large pile placed on the floor next to her, then tying the stripes, one after another, around her head. The two sequences, shot in color and black-and-white respectively, are edited together to progress simultaneously while the soundtrack, which at first sounds the changing frequencies along a radio dial, gradually settles into the formal voice of man who gives instructions on how to sew together the American flag.
The performance at the basis of Wilczynska’s “Metamorphosis” highlights a personal and psychological moment. However, her repetition of what is a fundamentally absurd set of actions relates, strangely and indirectly, to a major cultural and political signifier.
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