Profiteor
       
     
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Saudade
       
     
Saudade
       
     
Saudade
       
     
Saudade
       
     
Collector
       
     
Profiteor
       
     
Profiteor

Kinetic Installation

(Fiberglass sheeting, epoxamite, 24V DC motors) 2017. 

“Profiteor” examines the universal desire for interpersonal connection. The work consists of two independent, free moving spheres. Both spheres encompass the ability to announce their presence through the amplified sounds of their collisions with other existing things. Viewers are encouraged to recognize the spheres as abstract representations of all living things, where each being aims for some form of recognition, and does so by asserting its own existence and personal standing. Solidarity, in this case, becomes something unbearable as the two spheres transform into animated, attention seeking creatures.

Profiteor
       
     
Profiteor

Kinetic Installation

(Fiberglass sheeting, epoxamite, 24V DC motors) 2017.

Profiteor
       
     
Profiteor

Kinetic Installation

(Fiberglass sheeting, epoxamite, 24V DC motors) 2017.

Profiteor
       
     
Profiteor

Kinetic Installation

(Fiberglass sheeting, epoxamite, 24V DC motors) 2017.

Saudade
       
     
Saudade

Installation

(270kg of sand) 2016.

In "Saudade", viewers are invited to walk amongst the transcribed commemorations of Dorothy Allard and Timothy Kolder. Though Tkaczyszyn holds a personal connection to both subjects, she presents each through the distant and formalized perspectives of the public eye. Tkaczyszyn attempts to denote that authenticity of character ultimately becomes muddled and displaced when the concept of identity itself is introduced into the tabloids and various forms of media. The result is a despondent evocation of an identity that is ill-founded and unsustainable. Saudade investigates identity as something fundamentally real and territorial when the identified is present and ultimately irredeemable when they are not. Viewers are subjected to this very notion of territory and possession of identity when their own impressions are translated into the work.

Saudade
       
     
Saudade

Installation

(270kg of sand) 2016.

Saudade
       
     
Saudade

Installation

(270kg of sand) 2016.

Saudade
       
     
Saudade

Installation

(270kg of sand) 2016.

Collector
       
     
Collector

Interactive Installation

(burrs, found objects) 2017.

“Collector” speaks to the overall sense of ownership between the items we choose to possess and identify with, and their overall contribution to the making of our individuality. 

The work brings forth the opportunity to explore role-reversal as the original purpose of the burr has been manipulated and transformed. Accordingly, the burr has adopted a new identity as "the one that takes away". 

Viewers are invited to consciously interact with the work by leaving objects of their choosing for the burrs to consume.