Tonic Immobility

                                  Cracow, 5.05 - 22.05. 2022
Tonic immobility is a term referring to paralysis as an involuntar reaction of the body to a threat to life. The exhibition is a story about stillness, stillness not as an element of meditation, but rather an attempt by the mind to escape into inattention from what surrounds it. It is impossible to talk about its fragility and defencelessness, because there is no language for it. The title state of being frozen is at the same time struggle and escape, the only way to cope with what is. The present becomes a reflection of the past, when feelings are too big to to accommodate them.

Agata Jarosławiec - graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in
Krakow (2020), and a bachelor's degree in art history at the Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian University (2014), from 2021 a doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Arts in
Krakow. Winner of the third prize in the Hestia Artistic Journey competition (2020Allegro Prize finalist (2021), participant of the 17th SURVIVAL Art Review in
Wrocław (2019). Her artistic practice is based on exploring the relationship between
history, body and identity. She is interested in the shadows of individual and
social narratives, she looks for a chance to grow in them. In her practice she often
uses object, video and performative actions

The exhibition is co-financed by the Municipality of Krakow.