Labor of own Hands
Labor of own Hands

Jan Kowal
video installation, video performance, 2022

Land art and reclaiming folk narratives

Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice
Supervisor: Professor Grzegorz Hańderek, PhD Małgorzata Szandała
Studio of Literature Interpretation
master’s thesis

Part of my artistic practice is building a library of intuitive actions for which the rural landscape around my mother’s farm is the backdrop. These are a kind of challenge, an attempt to interact with significant elements of the environment such as the post marking the boundary of the family village or the farm machinery.

Jan Kowal (ig: @jaske79) – born in Piotrówka. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. He is interested in experimentation, where he looks for new ways of narration. He also works in painting and performance. In his actions, he confronts himself with the immediate environment of the village he comes from. He explores it, looking for new meanings and interesting ways of telling stories. She likes to return to her village.