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︎ 2018

10.06. (3.30-7.00pm)
Deconstruction as a Virtual Component of Construction
Anti-University Now 
Arts Catalyst, London

body axe (as per x, y, z)
The Vivid Unknown
Group Exhibition
rosalux, Berlin

22.06 - 24.06.
L’ironie du sort; looking for a space of certainty (Collaboration w/ Marie Kaus) Everything not saved will be lost
Group Exhibition
St Thomas-Friedhof Kirchhof, Berlin

Deconstruction as a Virtual Component of Construction


The experimental research and workshop 'Deconstruction as a Virtual Component of Construction' is a physical and mental exploration. Its theme, the identification of self through community and dress, has previously been explored in a project in collaboration with performers in Berlin, where, in six sessions, the artist shared her phenomenological, psychological and sociopolitical research, discussing specific questions with the performers, who then expressed the research physically. The score was defined by the theoretical research and textile pieces or costumes which became the threads of conversation.

For Antiuniversity Now festival, the artist brought costumes, textile works, and theoretical questions to London; she continued her research together with participants. Questions included: Does a process of identifying others' action differ from a process of identifying an own(ed) action? How far can one forget self to be able to connect with another self? Under what conditions can fabric become dress, and vice versa?

Participants in London: Alice Karsten, Marie-Cecile Reber, Alex Robertson, Nena Robertson, Francesc Serra Vila, Ryan Skelton, Natasha Sturgis, Gwen Van den Bout, Artur Vidal, Ella White

Participants in Berlin: Kendra Chiagoro-Noel, Elisa Duca, Nelly Hakkarainen, Lingji Hon, Katharina Joy, Rebecca Korang, Assi Pakkanen

Rhizomatic Assemblage


'Rhizomatic Assemblage' (2018) took place at the Central Saint Martins takeover of Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, London. The CSM exchange Studio Complex, and introduced alternative methods of art production in economically/politically challenging times, presented by students/alumni/staff of CSM.
Dorniak's response was a ‘studio’ (19/01) that existed by the participation of the Other/s: forming a rhizomatic assemblage, it grew by interaction and physical/mental movement. The (re-)gaining of independence of the self and proliferation of space for new connection are central points for contemplation.
Within two hours the participants dedicated themselves to body/mind exercises, and small sequences of solo and partner work. In the second part, the participants of the workshop were performing in the Tate Exchange. Based in the fith level of Tate Modern, Tate Exchange is used as a possibility to bring together the public with experimental projects. There is no stage, but a public space; hence the audience and parallel actions and exhibited art works interact with the performance.
This project built upon the artist's research on community, bio-rhythms and the psychosomatic, with a special focus on dance.

Hediyeh Azma, Lou Barnell, Sumedha Bhattacharyya, Margherita Borg, Isabelle Sidony Capper, Kendra Chiagoro-Noel, Chiara Favaretti, Theresa Goessmann, Eloisa Lamilla Guerrero, Beatriz Herrera, Rumeng Li, Angeliki Margeti, Nena Robertson, René Scheibenbauer, Lydia Walker, Ella White, Yang Zhao


U+221E, 25.05.15


U+221E, 25.05.15 (2017) is an installation containing 207 inkjet transparency film squares, that were handscissored and fingerprinted within the process. The squares are partly stored in two four-square polystyrene boxes that are sellotaped. The print is representing a photograph taken with the artist’s smartphone in 2015.

For the 10-year-anniversary exhibition of Kunstverein Neukölln I was invited to present a work reflecting on a personal/collective occurrence that took place between 2008-2017. I chose a picture that I took/shared on 25.05.2015 and multiplied it digitally, then analogue.

This work in progress is from my series 'Representation, Precognition', and was on view 16.12.2017 - 28.01.2018 at Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin.