Marta Deskur: Not To Be Touched, 1996
geboren 1962 in Krakau, Polen, lebt und arbeitet in Krakau. Deskur studierte an der École des Beaux Arts in Aix-en-Provence. Ihre Foto- und Videoarbeiten wurden u.a. bei der 1. Prag Biennale, Le Guern Warschau sowie im Ludwig Museum Budapest präsentiert. Im KULTUM wurde Deskur in den Ausstellungen „Marta Deskur. NOT TO BE TOUCHED“ (2006), „GESTURES OF INFINITY. Religion und Emotion in einer globalisierten Welt“ (2007), „RELIQTE“ (2010), „reliqte, reloaded: Zum Erbe christlicher Bildwelten heute” (2015/16) und „VULGATA. 77 Zugriffe auf die Bibel“ (2017) gezeigt.
born in Krakow, Poland, in 1962; lives and works in Krakow. Deskur studied at the École des beaux arts in Aix-en-Provence, France. Her photo and video works were shown i.a. at the 1st Prague Biennale, Le Guern Warsaw, and in the Ludwig Museum, Budapest. Deskur’s works were shown in the KULTUM in the exhibitions “Marta Deskur. NOT TO BE TOUCHED“ (2006)“GESTURES OF INFINITY. Religion und Emotion in einer globalisierten Welt“ (2007), and “RELIQTE“ (2010)
Happiness Has No Mercy— there are moments which are free of excuses, there is the magic of little children, their growing up, their first steps and their first words and sentences. In “NOTTO BE TOUCHED“ Marta Deskur shows us such sentences of first reflections of a manifestation of identity. Here is Pico, there is Klara, his younger sister. Little baby feet, little baby legs, and, eventually, a child’s belly are filling the CRT screen. The narrator’s voice-over illustrates how two little individuals grow up: in the form of a story of freedom, imitation, and differentiation. The phrases below have been taken from the lexicon of Marta Deskur’s son, from an early stage of his language development. "Since the first months of my life, my Mummy has given me freedom. Then my sister was born. In the world we felt like ‘fish in the water’. This is Klara. And this is me, Pico. I did not know why I was breathing. I wanted to grow bigger and bigger. I tried to breathe faster. My sister imitated me with every move I was curious what I look like in the mirror but she was still imitating me Sometimes I saw an angel in her. Mummy always told me: ‘be good, be good’. She said: “We are people of a greater creation NOT FOR TOUCHING. (Seite 834-835)