Gosia Wojas

Artist and researcher working with print and text, moving and still image, sculpture and performance to consider sites of control as well as resistance, while drawing on references from activist interventions, feminist narratives and avant-grade aesthetics.



Based in Los Angeles, CA.


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01.22
Touching-Touched
Essay published in
@FlatJournal
Issue 2


01.24 & 01.31.21
GLAMFA CSULB
Another round of manifesto writing workshops: CARE AS DISCIPLINE; co-organized with Ana Baginski, PhD and Silvi Naçi


10.11 & 10.25.20
UCLA New Wight Biennial
HOPE AS DISCIPLINE -manifesto writing workshop; organized in collaboration with Ana Baginski, PhD and Silvi Naçi


04.14.19
California Institute of the Arts
The Absent Museum
with guest speaker, Madin Lopez, founder of ProjectQ


07.18
Gdańsk, Pl
Łaźnia Contemporary Art Center
Symptomatic Eruptions of the Avant Garde: Martine Syms, Stanya Kahn,
Mary Reid and Patrick Kelley, 
Kim Schoen (curatorial)


05.16
Los Angeles, CA
Feminist Center for Creative Work
Against the Grain: experimental films by Polish women artists; discussion by Aniko Imre, PhD and Eve Oishi, PhD (curatorial)




 

Gosia Wojas

Artist and researcher working with print and text, moving and still image, sculpture and performance to consider sites of control as well as resistance, while drawing on references from activist interventions, feminist narratives and avant-grade aesthetics.

Based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Futile experiments in mimesis

2018
Single channel video with audio, 18 min




The performative action in the work addresses classical (mimetic) system of representation. It engages ritualized and mundane gestures (clasped arms, rocking motion) as repetition that is at once a reenactment and re-experiencing of a set of meanings already socially established. The action is an attempt to challenge the patriarchal representation, rooted in the writings of Aristotle and throughout Western philosophy, of a Mother and a Woman figure as a performative subject.

Futile experiments in mimesis posits a claim for a political and representational visibility in contemporary culture through an examination of text, embodiment and a notion of feminist mimesis to dislodge women from their prison-house of historical pain and contestation and to release the transgressive corporeality of the female performer.