Polish artist Marta Bosowska, born 1984, works with installation and performance art. She is interested in memory both as a medium and a component of the process of the work’s coming into beginning. Her actions depict incessant searching, sorting, collecting, based on emotional content evoked through sign, sounds and places.
The way Bosowska works is extremely minimal. Through simple gestures she invites to discover entire (hi)stories of and about human beings. Instrumental in this discovery are the materials artist uses: “human hair, ash, clay <...> keys, a found artillery shell, a helmet, a synagogue bell, a merry-go-round, a swing”, things of humans and things produced by them, abandoned and useless. Coming into the situations that Marta orchestrates, those objects become more than mere reminders – they become witnesses (see her performance Rest, Beautiful Lies), while the performer becomes a liaison between them, the in-between state (of memories, memories forgotten, the absence of presence etc.) and us, those passing by the memory lane.
More works of the artist can be found here.