Marta Lisok – author of the book.
Savages. New Art from Silesia in english.
Academy of Fine Art in Katowice, 2014
first presentation of the book – Katowice, 2015
Marta Lisok, Capturing Moments of Materials’ Fatigue
I like to see materials change (fragment)
Michał Smandek: Not having returned from one journey yet, I already start thinking greedily about the next one. So it’s like addiction. An addiction, thanks to which I’m able to learn more about myself, like the fact that I can do better than I assumed, and if I can’t, then at least I build up confidence I will do better in the future. We develop ourselves thanks to travel. I live more when travelling. If possible, I avoid trails crowded with tourists. I rather seek my own paths and I aim at testing my abilities. For me, the combination of travel and art is a perfect balance. One generates the other. In travel, I seek for an explorer spirit, and today this geographical discovering is already very difficult, if not impossible, as you can get to know everything from home, before you depart. On the one hand, this means greater awareness and safety, but on the other, how less exquisite the adventure becomes. Art enables me to explore this world once more, my way. And, as I have already mentioned once, to be able to tag a place ‘mine’ I must interfere with it. I leave a trace, a stamp, a flag, and only then may I take down the coordinates and name the place.