Monika Karczmarczyk is a Polish artist based in Berlin, who uses a multitude of digital and performative techniques that result from intensive research. At the center of this exploration is the human body and how it behaves and changes in social interaction with others or embedded in architectural conditions.



video, 2021

The video shows a digitally generated bandage floating in an undefined space. The movement of the bandage and its unfurling plane brings to the fore the shape of an invisible hand. The choreography of the moving coil is based on instructions on how to bandage a hand. A similar process is also performed with boxers prior to placing their hands inside boxing gloves. During the recording, a female voice reads a text that is a paraphrase of a quote from Derrida’s essay: “And for better and worse, we are left holding signifiers, detached, asking what they mean and where’s the body. The time of interpretation, in between time, before we know what it means, signaling something but what?”

Animation: Sebastian Sebulec

Sound: Julia Szostek

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