The Method

The Method

Studio Voltaire

Photo: Jola Cerbiez-Tarabicka.

February 22, 2013

The Method
Devised by Paulina Olowska
Works by Wladyslaw Hasior, Paulina Olowska, Matthias Schaufler and Wlodzimerz Wieczorkiewicz

9 March–11 May 2013
Preview: Friday 8 March, 6:30–8:30pm

Studio Voltaire
1a Nelson’s Row, London, SW4 7JR
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12–6pm 

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Changing Room

I’ll forget myself one of these days!
My jacket. That nail is bent
My skirt, its lining
Hissing against my stockings,
Slithers down like a snake in the sand.
My undershirt, my whites,
The whites of my breasts!
Drooping like plastic bags
– Two pounds of salt in each
My skin goes over my head
like a bobsledder’s bodysuit
-The gulls will have a ball!
And now for the muscles - 
Fiber by fiber
Hour-glass licorice
Rolling in sand
Like spaghetti in flour
Disconnect the tendons
With sharp tugs
As with wires riveted 
To fence posts

I reach inside – 
That’s the brim of the gut 
The sunbeams pierce 
To my womb’s bald skull 
Let’s stoke our bellies 
with clumps of seaweed!
Let our eyes become the pearly
bodies of snails
- I might be a poet,
Spinning such words!

Once again I reach calmly 
into the soggy hole beneath my breasts
And grab hold of my poor
Stuttering heart
But oooooh….

Wojtek Puslowski 
(trans. Artur Zapalowski)

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With kind assistance from Art Logistic, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Polish Cultural Institute, London and The Method Supporter’s Circle: Fiorucci Art Trust, Simon Lee, Metro Pictures and Yana Peel

With thanks to Muzeum Tatrzanskie

Paulina Olowska has produced a special limited-edition print to accompany her exhibition at Studio Voltaire. For more information, please visit our online shop.

Studio Voltaire
Studio Voltaire is a leading independent contemporary arts organisation that exists to support artistic practices and create a space for thinking, experimentation and reflection; its main activities are the provision of affordable studios, a renowned programme of exhibitions, performances and commissions, and a pioneering education programme.

Recent commissions and projects include Laura Aldridge, Phyllida Barlow, Nairy Baghramian, Alexandra Bircken, Spartacus Chetwynd, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Intoart, Henrik Olesen, Jimmy Merris, Elizabeth Price, Charlotte Prodger, Richard Slee, Jo Spence, Hayley Tompkins, Rehana Zaman and Cathy Wilkes.

Studio Voltaire is core funded by Arts Council England and Bloomberg.

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