Monika Gabriela Dorniak

is a German-Polish interdisciplinary artist who is dividing her time between Berlin, London and the Unknown.  ( Bio ︎ )

Multi-Media / Installation

Video / Shortfilm
Performance / Assembly

Painting / Banner

Practice-based Research / Curation

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Metacognitive Tool


Metacognitive Tool combines a wearable sculpture installation, research, solo-performance. It is an exploration on reclaiming agency, experience of disembodiment and the anthropocentric paradox of humanity's position within nature, and outside of it.
A variety of components form the performance score: sound, embodied research, and wearable sculpture. The score is inspired by the artists research on the physical and mental development of human being. Starting at the state of being sea-creature (Pikaia) 500 million years ago, towards taking the physical form of the homo sapiens around 300.000 years ago, and arriving at the present anthropocentric state of being 'homo sapiens sapiens', where psycho-cultural transformations have led to a partial alienation o the mind over the body, and anthropocentric neglection of the planets female energy ‘Gaia’ (after philosopher Isabelle Stenger's definition).

Performers: Lingji Hon, Alice Weber, Beccy Korang
Sound artist: Reece Cox

 Previously performed/exhibited at:
︎Arts Catalyst/Performance Studio (’16)
︎Lethaby Gallery (2016)
︎em-em, THECUBE (2017)
︎TERRA FIRMA Magazine (2017)
︎Down/Under Gallery (2017)
︎Salve Berlin (2018)
︎48 Stunden Neukoelln (2019)