Object Int’l —

An ‘Isla’ embodies a new, yet transformed area. Where all systems are the result of socio-ecological disaster. Those who reach the island are in fact survivors of the wreckage, be it physical, ecological or cultural. Their dysfunctional remains are the basis for the creation of islands, which are themselves the result of a process of adaptation by the exiles, of separation from civilisation with its legal system, and of phenomena such as climate catastrophe, technological overdevelopment, moral relativism, sociological and urban problems.

Conversion into desert

Virtual exhibition on the arium.xyz platform
Glazed ceramic objects, 2022
Commisisioned by Fundacja Galerii Smierc Frajerom in Warsaw.
Linked to the NFT auction https://arium.xyz/spaces/isla

The desert sucked him dry, the stones spoke his thoughts, the cave echoed his feelings, and so he himself became desert, stone and cave.
C.G. Jung, The Red Book: Liber Novus

The body marks the boundary between us and the outside. The sense of touch is the first to develop. The embryonic position is the original position of our body. I helps to find the border between ourselves and the world. Instinctively, the holes and grottoes into which we can fit become a safe area, a part of us, and we become part of them.

By interacting with them, we interact with the body. We experience them. We touch and we are touched. We are touched so we are made real, made safe. Regularly repeated behavior, adjusting the body to the conditions of life and the functions it performs, leads to transformation and evolution. Converting into desert.