PALE BLUE DOTZONA SZTUKI AKTUALNEJcurator: Anna Sienkiewicz01.08–24.08.2018, Szczecin, Poland/ solo exhibition
"Pale Blue Dot" is a photograph of the Earth made by the Voyager I space probe from a distance of over 6 billion km. The planet seen from this perspective is only a dot of pale light, which emphasizes its small sizes in the cosmic scale. This small dot, however, lifts the burden of the diversity of nature, culture and history. The Voyager I and II probes were equipped with data storage devices on which images and sounds were placed to represent life on Earth.
Both probes have gone through unimaginable distances, and as they further and further go ahead, they still emphasize the fragility of the matter of our world and the meanings given to it. Changing the function and sense of things selected for describing the Earth is inevitable. The further away from the source, the more and more they lose their identity. If on their way they meet someone capable of reading them, they will be discovered in a completely different context. Their meaning and function disappear with every second of flight.
"Pale Blue Dot" accentuates the importance of contact with matter and indicates the concept and process of entropy as important in the perception and shaping of reality. Entropy is a measure of indeterminacy. The space of the ZONA gallery becomes a capsule, and the objects and pictures placed in it are, as mentioned, the artifacts of humanity - they lack the clarity of meanings. Latched through existence at a given moment, in the space of the exhibition, they generate in viewers the need to specify their status.
Images and objects filtered by cultural conditions are overwhelmed with contexts. Adrian Kolerski does not form clear message/readable content, he is most fascinated by the moments in which the intentions of the works become unclear. By cutting off the flow of information, he wants to trigger in the audience, the cognition based on stimulating the senses with material features and their dwining. This is to broaden the scope of perception, allow to exceed the threshold of schematic acquisition of information, create a situation in which the senses are just beginning to shape. Thanks to this, it increases the participation of the senses and the role of "possibilities" by showing the fluency of meanings. Works undergoing constant transformations become a prism through which one can perceive impermanent phenomena, ideas or contexts that have ceased to be valid or have not appeared yet. The moment in which works lose their meanings, senses and functions, searching for answers, sharpening the senses, is the most important.
The concept of time also becomes a significant one. As the artist mentioned:
"It is said that man lives in a continuous present, that he is locked in it and only experiences it. There is the reverse that he is outside of it and that he does not experience it by continually indulging in memories or plans for the future - at the expense of the present moment. My works collide both of these options. They are built on the basis of time manipulation, constructed partly from memories or imaginations - something that does not exist "here and now" physically; invoked using elements of both friends and completely unrecognized ones. Sometimes from both at once, in a form that resembles a situation when we have the right word on the tip of our tongue. These objects are a material representation of this state.”