30th March – 14th April
Ella Sowinska’s work is concerned with the private and intimate lives of others, and the obsession and fascination with the documentation of them. She is guided by the theoretical discourses of reality television and documentary practices. Ella addresses the impact that the constructed situation has upon these social relationships, and explores the power dynamics between director or artist and actor, participant or contestant by drawing attention to the often-constructed situation. Working predominantly in video, installation and occasionally, live performance, Ella’s work is critical of the documentation of the intimate lives of others, and of the subsequent voyeurism.
Tropical Islands is set inside of a fake tropical island located in an old airship hangar approximately 60 kilometers south of Berlin. This series explores the island as an artificial set for romance.