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Octopus’s Diary

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Exhibition Details

Octopus's Diary documents an experiment: borrowing pieces of other people's lives. “I am a person with an octopus-like disposition,” says the artist. “I want everything. I seem to have many tentacles stretching into different areas of life, trying to stretch as far as possible”.

Matylda Niżegorodcew thus goes in search of what she lacks, what she desires, what she dreams about and what seems to make other people's lives fuller and happier. She then puts herself in their shoes and lives their lives for 48 hours, comparing what she has imagined with reality. The whole process is, finally, documented together with the people involved and their own gaze. An experiment that acquires further significance given the artist's young age and the context in which we live, where social media constantly lead us to see and imagine the lives of others.

About the Author

Matylda Niżegorodcew (Poland, 2001) is a visual artist living and working in Łódź . Her works explore the themes of identity, human vulnerability and relationships. For her, creating a close bond with her subjects and experimenting with them is an intrinsic part of the creative process. Her works often include performative elements. Through her sensitivity, she filters reality in search of answers to existential questions.

Where

Main Location - Spazio Bianco, DumBO

Via Camillo Casarini, 19 – Bologna
12-15 September
Thu 3pm-9pm. Fri-Sun 10am-9pm

Tickets €10 (Reduced €8)

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