Magdalena Jasiak – a visual artist, specialising in installation, video, and sound. Magdalena’s long-lasting interest in arts began in her teenage years. Her first exhibition was only at the age of 16. Deep held memories of the past continuously inspire her work
Her artwork generally acts as a self-therapy tool that allows her to deal with ensuing difficulties. She often uses her work to expose her inner self to the viewer.
Born in Poland, now based in Birmingham UK, she energetically popularise the art cultural scene through numerous agreements as a freelancer as an assistant curator or exhibition coordinator.
After completing the HND in Fine Arts in 2015, she was continuing her BA degree in Fine Art at Birmingham City University.
In my practice, I usually work with memories. I like to come back to them, analyse them, discover how much what I remember is different from what my relatives remember. Parts of these memories are also items. Memorabilia which are sometimes something new but at the same time something that is part of my world. The world in which I was born, I grew up, I lived. I like working with fabrics, threads, buttons, images. Use techniques like embroidering or weaving or crocheting.
Recently, I began to explore the possibility of someone else remembrance. Attractive to me is exploring and experiencing other people stories and the way they remember them.
Hotel rooms are filled with stories. The stories of what was happening in them and stories of the people who were staying in them. In this work, having extraordinary opportunity to be able to be in one of this hotel rooms I would like to fill it with these stories literally. The words are fleeting and invisible, but if we exchange them into threads, we may find out that although we will be able to see them for a moment. I would like the entire room to be filled with thin threads of human memories. Memories that belong to this room and for a short period of time I will become their part.