The Matter of Air
Karolina Sobecka is an artist, designer and researcher, examining social arrangements that exploit, resist or accommodate technological change.Artist Bio
Matter of Air takes up clouds, air and atmosphere as a matter of concern through which to delve into an investigation of the present conceptions of nature intertwined with social and technological systems, of atmospheric disruption, and of science as able to understand, predict, model and control the climate. The investigation is carried out through projects which range from deploying tactical devices for modifying the atmosphere, to constructing a socio-technological apparatus as a tool for a new vision, to using synthetic biology to probe the equivalence of the infosphere and the biosphere, to designing practices for employing body and senses in regulated exercise regime that trains us for the climate transformation and the acute uncertainties associated with it.
Karolina Sobecka is an artist, designer and researcher, examining social arrangements that exploit, resist or accommodate technological change. Sobecka’s work has been shown internationally, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Art Museum of China, MoMa Film, ZKM and Marfa Dialogues, and has received numerous awards, including from Creative Capital, NYFA and Princess Grace Foundation. Sobecka has taught at SAIC, RISD, and NYU, and is currently a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Aesthetic Practice and Theory, HGK in Basel.