BWA Wroclaw, Poland, 10-11.2011
„Culture creates multiple variety of forms. Parasite-artist is one of them, on the assumption that he is maintained by the host – cultural institutions. To make my artistic life complete I find myself thinking about the “other half”. I’m planning to live in Studio BWA Wroclaw together with a female partner which I’m going to find through the ” Casting for a female parasite-artist “. My partner, just like me, is going to receive the right to live in space of Studio BWA and an alimentation from funds allocated to culture.(…) Finding a partner for an artist who runs a non-normal life: unstable, nomadic, avoiding routine, with unrealistic dreams, can be very difficult. It is also worth mentioning about a hard or at best, a fluctuating financial situation. Somehow it is related to the universal existence of an artist. In order to delineate the problem and creatively open to the situation of the artist-parasite, I came up with the idea to establish the relationship directly on the grounding of art. (…) ”
” (part of an advertisement encouraging to participate)
This is a part of an advertisement encouraging to participate. Seven women submitted to the ‘Casting’. After correspondence via e-mail Parasite decided to meet with three potential “females”. After the meetings the artist made his choice. Natalia, 22 year old student of a Polish philology, won.
Living together lasted for two weeks. Because of many misunderstandings Parasite decided that it would be better to end it. It meant that the “female” had to move out from the gallery.