The objects from the series The Dull Flame of Desire are kinds of traces that introduce elements of a fictional narrative into the existing landscape. In our opinion fiction is a powerful mechanism that can even subvert norms and open possibilities for imagining change...exploring weird and creepy aesthetics is also related to our general way of feeling reality. We have the impression that this kind of openness for fiction, for a multiplicity of concepts, is now accumulating globally. Experiencing the complexity of the world is in itself a new kind of emerging spirituality.
Different materials touch different sensitivities, they stimulate, seduce or repel. It is reflected for example by metal blades, as well as semi-protective textile forms, which may bring to mind the equipment of a post-apocalyptic traveller or the material remains that are left behind him.
The physical structure of this cave has changed completely over recent years due to global warming. Earlier, throughout the year, one could observe phenomenal ice stalagmites and stalactites, which are now difficult to see even during winter. Using subtle interventions, we treated this changing, melting environment not only as a backdrop for our works — but as a central figure in the whole narrative.Inside Job interviewed by Guest Rooms (excerpt)
The Dull Flame of Desire
by Inside Job (Ula Lucińska + Michał Knychaus)
Meteorite Park Morasko, Poznań