New Inflatable Works

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Gentle Infestation (Łagodna Inwazja)

Gentle Infestaion.

Łagodna Inwazja

An inflatable and porcelain installation presented in the Center for Artistic Activities in Ustka Poland, as part of Nicole’s art residency with the Baltic Art Gallery.

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In Nicole Banowetz’s installation for the Center for Creative Activities in Ustka Nicole presents forms based on microscopic sea creatures, radiolaria. In a large inflated scale these forms feel surreal, almost alien and even frightening.  They are alive, and pulsing with air.  On the night of the opening they feel strong, showing only hints of their weakness.  Slowly the large robust forms are infested with delicate porcelain pieces.

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These fragile, beautiful and slightly disgusting forms begin inhabiting and weakening the forms in the days following the opening.

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The artist will be present daily in the gallery the week following the opening building up the parasitic porcelain installation within and around the inflatable work.   She welcomes visitors to come and watch the process.

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GlogauAIR Open Studios: Radiolaria

GlogauAIR Resident Artists June 26-27,2015.

Open Studios

On display in Berlin, Germany.

View the catalog here.

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Open Studio presentation of Radiolaria sculptures.

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Scanning Electron Micrograph of various Radiolarians. Radiolarians are amoeboid protozoa that produce intricate mineral skeletons

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Radiolarians Plate 71

Haeckel – Challenger Radiolarian

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My inflatable in progress in the studio.

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In the studio before the opening.

«КОРАБЛЬ: ВНУТРЕННИЙ ПРОСТОР»

«КОРАБЛЬ: ВНУТРЕННИЙ ПРОСТОР»

Vessel:   A work in progress presented in Kronstadt, Russia.

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Inside Vessel.

  When I looked at images of Kronstadt I imagined a form; half ship, and half sea creature.  This form exists somewhere between machine and animal.  The deflated white ghost like skin of this form sits nestled among the ruins of the forts and shipyards, inviting the viewer to enter.  I want the viewer to enter into the skin of the form, physically stepping into the creature.  While inside the creature the outside world disappears and the viewer is enveloped in white.  This void separates them from the landscape and the history of the island.  The space is complexly disorienting, calm, and absent.   The viewer is filled with the awe of such a disorienting space.

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Abandoned military fort on Kotlin Island.

«Я шью воздушные скульптуры. Их формы навеяны жизнью животных и растений. Когда  рассматривала  изображения Кронштадта, я представляла себе скульптурную форму, напоминающую одновременно и корабль, и  морское существо. Эта форма существует где-то на грани машины и животного. Спущенный белый призрак, словно  кожа этой  формы, сидит в руинах форта или верфей, приглашая зрителя войти внутрь этой скульптуры. Там, внутри, все окутано в белый цвет, внешний мир исчезает. Эта пустота полностью отделяет зрителя от ландшафта. Человек перестает ориентироваться в пространстве, вокруг царит только тишина».


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Inside Vessel.

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Kronstadt.

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Kotlin Island

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Vessel, presented to the city of Kronstadt in a public event after the completion of my one month artist in residency.

This project was made possible by the artist in residency program awarded by the

NCCA The National Centre for Contemporary Arts.

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