Turning FACT Inside Out artist spotlight: Katarzyna Krakowiak
3 June 2013
Katarzyna Krakowiak uses sculpture and sound to consider the relationship between architecture, sound and human behaviour. Architecture affects how everyone interacts with public and private spaces but often huge sections of buildings are hidden from view and completely forgotten about. Kasia's work brings these areas to the fore, creating 'listening devices' which reveal the secret inner life of buildings and its users.
Her work in Turning FACT Inside Out turns Gallery 2 into a resonating, architecturally industrial space which listens to and amplifies the sounds of the FACT building. In a unique live sound installation, she explores the ambience of our building, the people who use it, and the sounds of the city which seep through the space.
She trained at the Sculpture Transplantation Studio, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan where she was taught by critically acclaimed Polish Sculptor Mirosław Bałka, who created How It Is for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. She represented Poland at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennial with her installation Making the walls quake as if they were dilating with the secret knowledge of great powers. Her work has been exhibited at galleries including Galeria Foksal in Warsaw, the South London Gallery, HNVK Dortmund and the KUMU Museum in Tallinn.
Turning FACT Inside Out opens on 13 June from 6 - 8pm with artist performances, music and complimentary ales provided by Liverpool Organic Brewery in our free opening event.
Following the opening, we are celebrating FACT's tenth Birthday with a party at The Kazimier Garden, in collaboration with Hive, featuring a performance from JD Twitch, one half of Glaswegian DJ duo Optimo. Both events are free and open to the public.