Ewelina Aleksandrowicz & Andrzej Wojtas
multimedia artist duo
Andrzej Wojtas and Ewelina Aleksandrowicz ( Tikul ) are Berlin based artists who are collaboratively working within the area of new media. Their interdisciplinary practices range from audio-visual performance, multimedia installations – to sound experiments live coding and DIY electronics.
In 2011 they’ve both completed Digital Media Masters Degree at Culture Lab – Newcastle University – UK. They’ve been awarded with Digital City Fellowship, Institute of Digital Innovation, Middlesbrough, UK and University Bursary Scheme Funding from Newcastle University.
Under the Pussykrew moniker, Aleksandrowicz and Wojtas are producing live visuals, video installations and videoclips. Started in 2004 with hacked vhs players, now using both ‘traditional’ and custom made tools and patches.
They’ve collaborated with : Leila ( WARP Records ) / HTRK ( Work Tour 2011 – EU/AU/US – Ghostly International / Raime ( Blackest Ever Black ) / Oni Ayhun amongst others.
Their works were presented internationally at various Digital Arts / Video Festivals and galleries across US, Australia, Finland, Germany, UK, Italy, Iran, Poland and number of other places ( i.a. Saatchi Gallery London / Transmediale / Siin Gallery Teheran / Mapping Festival / Screengrab New Media Award Australia / Vision’R Paris / Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage / European Media Art Festival / Athens Video Art Festival / Laptopsrus – Hsinchu Centennial Imaging Art Festival Taipei )
Aleksandrowicz and Wojtas are constantly trying to challenge the viewer, through their gender-bending visual journeys, exploration of post-human identity, dysphoric states and bodily queerness. They’ve been fascinated by architectural objects and their transformations, synthetic-organic textures, virtually generated environments as well as visually represented collapses of the system – glitch aesthetics.
Their distinctive sterile cinematic poetry, appear as complex symbolic and intricate imagery, It is often replete with allusions to myth, ritual, history – both past and present, as well as futuristic scenarios of material and virtual ‘waste land’. Their works are attempting to bend the perception of time – intensify the senses and reactivate the dismissed areas of psyche.
Artists often use digital tools to engage with a traditional language of a painting and create seamless never-ending moving imagery.
/ Ewelina Aleksandrowicz and Andrzej Wojtas, make art that eludes convention and merges the material and the ethereal with exquisite finesse. Using both visual and sonic media, the two artists marry the maximalist sensations of glitch with minimalist destructiveness to produce works that are beyond experimental /