A diverse and playful practice, which includes sculpture, film, performance, and writing, explores social riddles through material encounters, surreal logic and comic theory. Beguiled by limits, failure and the comic potential in repetition.
Kasia Fudakowski (b. 1985, London, UK) lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University. Often referring to the allure and danger of binary categorisation and the subsequent absurdity that it unfolds in our political and social climate, her work reveals the discrepancies amongst cultural norms. Her interest in the limitations of language is explored through her ongoing film series Word Count, (2016- ongoing) which takes as its premise a globally limiting law on the amount of permitted spoken words. Where she employs comic mechanisms, the tragic is never far behind, so that her work often hovers between the horrific and the comic. Frequently the target of her own attacks, she explores her own role as an artist and the stereotype thereof with both a seriousness and irreverence typical of her approach. Her long-term infatuation with failure, and redefining success, has resulted in a number of tragi-comic performances and pieces of writing.
Word Count 04 - The martyrdom of Professor Sanchez
HD Video / 03:58 min / 2018
An ongoing short film series begun in 2016 by Kasia Fudakowski explore the following premise:
In the near future, scientists confirm a direct correlation between the dramatically rising sea-levels and the amount of words that we speak. Each citizen is limited to 433 words per day. This comes to be known as Cage Law, after John Cage’s famous piece 4″33′.
Word Count 07 - Maebashi - City of the future
HD Video / 08:11 min / 2020
Word Count 09 - Gabrovo - The Humour of Capital
HD Video / 05:14 min / 2022