1983 , POL
Goldsmiths, London

Tomasz Kobialka

Central to my practice is a critical interest in technology. I often use the devices of technological progress in order to examine the cultural conditions which contribute to technological production. Specifically, I am interested in the role of project management methodologies play in constructing identity and shaping our everyday relationships. My practice is often informed by autobiographical experiences, through which I examine my own implicated position towards cultural attitudes. For me it is clear that daily social and emotional reality exists at an intersection between the virtual and material worlds. The overarching subject in my practice is the human body and the resulting tensions of inhabiting this in-between space. I am interested in exploring the fragility of this emergent, fractured state in relation to software end-user licence agreements, which are legally binding but often overlooked by users. I often intentionally break, hack or crack into software and hardware technological artefacts in an attempt to escape from their programmed intentionality and to propose an alternative systematic desire. Legal ambiguity is an important political gesture as it places the work on a fragile foundation withpotential for collapse.