HD video, No Audio
Duration 18 min 56 sec
Concept, production, editing: Gosia Wlodarczak
Media consultancy and supervision: Zoe Kleeborn
Video recording: Zoe Kleeborn, Vanessa Gerrans, Gosia Wlodarczak
Performance assistance, photo-documentation: Longin Sarnecki
A ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW DRAWING PERFORMANCE
In 2013, between 10.30 am and 5 pm daily for 17 days (19 June – 5 July), Gosia Wlodarczak was enclosed in a room inside a specially designed sensory limitation cube at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, drawing without any exposure to the outside world – literally ‘drawing’ what she could see in the space around her. The project, entitled A ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW, used the language of drawing to investigate what she describes as “an ongoing search for the reassurance, for the ‘material proof’ of my existence”. Isolation can distort our everyday perception of time-space which Wlodarczak sees as always crossed/overlapped with time-spaces of others. Short isolation staged within the project probed and examined the effects of loneliness within the drawing. It created a new drawn reality, as tangible as the line structure can be. The performance culminated in a large-scale (340 x 220 x 260 cm) immersive drawing installation, exhibited at RMIT Gallery till 17 August 2013. This is a short documentary of the A ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW performance.
Gosia Wlodarczak appreciates and would like to thank Suzanne Davis and the RMIT Gallery team for hosting and supporting A ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW project.