Laura Grudniewska

author biographical note degree piece

FSO – Passenger Automobile Factory used to be a vibrant centre of Polish heavy industry, now it is a black hole on the plan of Warsaw. I have placed naked animal bodies in this forgotten land – a group of four horses. A peculiar quadriga – an animated mechanism – in a systematic way penetrated the catacombs of the press shop.

The action is an attempt to re-boot the factory, to set the even rhythm again. The unit of power has been transformed – horsepower had been replaced with actual horses, and within the walls of the hall the hoofbeat resonates.

(born 1993)
Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw (2012–2015) and the Faculty of Media Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2011–2016). Rector’s scholarship for the best students of the Academy in the year 2014/15. Finalist in Młode Wilki 15 competition with her piece Sześćplus (Sixplus), 2015.