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SILVER-WHITE INHALE / COBALT EXHALE

 

On the exhibition we present prototypes – a serotonin lamp constructed by dr. Agata Kołodziejczyk for the European Space Agency and a material made of a scoby bacterial colony (kombucha) which in the future will replace plastic, paper, textiles and is resistant to cosmic rays. 

 

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Lay down comfortably and close your eyes. Relax. Imagine that you’re in an infinite space and your body is drifting weightlessly around the celestial body. You feel an itch in the tips of your toes, a slight attraction, a barely noticeable movement of the stars. Your body becomes one of them. You rock back and forth, back and forth. You inhale and exhale in the rhythm of this movement. You allow yourself to be engulfed by the soft light. It is warm and good. A cosmic landscape extends around you. You reach out with your hand and touch a silver globe, you feel its irregular structure. Then you come back. You fold your hands into fists, you stretch your arms and open your eyes.

curator >  Katarzyna Mierzwińska

 

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The architecture of time or cocktail of light for synchronization of biological clocks.Living in an urbanized environment with limited access to sunlight affects the disregulation of biological clocks within the body. That leads to multiple health disorders from depression, problems with concentration, memory, through the decline of immunity to metabolic diseases. Research on the lighting of spacecraft and non-planetary bases inspires the use of solar light simulators in offices, hospitals or isolated supermarket halls. The light is the most powerful synchroniser of our clocks. The presented prototype of lighting has been designed in the European Space Agency and in particular it is supposed to influence the increase of serotonin levels in the brain and stimulate sensitivity to the outside world – opening to it. All this to live in harmony with the evolutionary adaptation of our bodies to the time of day and night determined by sunlight. Check if this cocktail works for you by submitting yourself to a 15-minute exposure.

dr Agata Kołodziejczyk

 

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We wanted to thank

> dr Agata Kołodziejczyk for a light coctail

> Daniel Maciejewski for the construction of the lamp

> Róża Janusz & Josh Brito / MakeGrow Lab for the curtain made from bacteria colonies

 

Art Agenda Nova, Kraków, PL

14.04 - 15.05.2019

 

photo by Martyna Szulakiewicz

the photos come from the Art Agenda Nova archive and the Wschód Sztuki Foundation