Public Displays of Affection
Liliana Piskorska (PL)
installation, 2017, 6:40
The artist explores tensions between the notions of the public meeting and public space. She focuses on the physicality of limits circumscribing the temporary legality of a public meeting which form a dividing line between the participants and the police who protect the assembly. The synchronized police troops are in permanent, intimate, body-to-body contact, their integrity hinging on the endurance of connections which must be expressed in constant movement, shifts, and action.
Liliana Piskorska (PL), born in 1988, Doctor of Arts, a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland). In her work, she embraces feminist-queer, anarchist-feminist, and post-humanist perspectives. With her largely analytical investment, she delves into the context and distinctive facets of the socio-cultural landscape of Poland. Her major exhibitions include the Ostrale Biennale for Contemporary Art (2017, Dresden, Germany), the November Film Festival (2018, Close-Up Film Centre, London, UK), and The Ratcatcher (Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, Poland, 2018). In 2017 she was a finalist of the Forecast Festival in Berlin (Germany), and in 2019 she was shortlisted for the Spojrzenia Award.