“This Room Wants" is an installation created collectively by adults on the autism spectrum as part of the AUT/ART project. Six objects were created in the workshop formula, and the creation process itself was supported by art professionals: curators Aleksandra Rajska and Anna Szary, collaborating designers Matylda Halkowicz and Marta Szostek, choreographer Monika Kiwak and composer Patryk Zakrocki. The silver fabric Carla Silver forms the background for the exhibition objects.
A meeting of creative people, an encounter with visual art, movement and sound, an opportunity for one’s own creation – an interaction of these elements produced a space that is not only an installation, but also a reflection of how its creators perceive space through sound, colour, texture and shape.
The “This Room Wants” installation is a record of creative freedom. The appearance or theme of the installation were not planned, but developed gradually, without even a preliminary concept. The goal was to observe where the participants' creative explorations would lead them. The installation is accompanied by a soundtrack in which you can hear the voices of the project participants. They complete the titular sentence This room wants…, thus expressing their inner voice.
Experiences with various groups of people on the autism spectrum have shown that entering the space of art is extremely stimulating and allows them to overcome fear. An encounter with often highly unpredictable works of art offers a safe experience in the changing environment, which allows such individuals to better adapt to the real world. What is very important is that people with a clear interest in creativity and art have decided to take part in the project. The contact with the artists participating in this endeavour provided an excellent opportunity for communication and socialisation practice, as well as enjoyment of meeting inspiring people who are open to otherness.
AUT/ART is an artistic project implemented by the Education and Audience Development Department of the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in cooperation with the SYNAPSIS Foundation, in which adults on the autism spectrum participated in art workshops. The effect was a sensory installation focusing on how such individuals communicate.
As part of our cooperation with cultural institutions, we supported this project with 50 m of Carla Silver cotton-polyester fabric. A draped curtain encloses the exhibition space, creating a neutral background for the expressive and colourful exhibits. The exhibition can also be viewed as a 3D virtual walk click here.
The fabric used in the session:
Carla is a versatile plain upholstery and decorative fabric available in a wide range of 60 colours. It comes in an economical width of 280 cm and has good technical parameters. It is the perfect choice for table textiles, colourful cushions and window decorations. The natural-looking plain polyester and cotton blend can also be used to complement patterned fabrics, for example from the Gabriel collection. It is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified, guaranteeing safe use in contact with human skin.
Curator: Aleksandra Rajska, Anna Szary
Scenography: Matylda Halkowicz, Marta Szostek / SUPERGRILS DO DESIGN
Place: Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski
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