Ula Lucińska and Michał Knychaus (Poland) are visual artists based in Poznań, Poland, working together as the Inside Job duo. Their joint practice is based on the use of different mediums and materials, which often leads to the creation of specific, multi-layered environments. They focus on the processes of how identities are constructed, including the identities of places, within the context of dynamic changes such as the climate crisis, technological acceleration, political shifts and growing anxiety about the unknown future. Many of their projects refer to xeno futuristic and post-catastrophic scenarios. Combining experiences from various fields, they develop their practice also from research-based positions. At Rupert, Inside Job will develop their new series of works inspired by the phenomenon of transforming matter. They tend to focus on recycled objects that could depict the imagined abundance of the afterlife. Using the possibility of reprocessing certain materials, they will implement fantastic aspects into the structure of the primary utilitarian function. For them, materials that seem particularly interesting are: recycled leather and burnt wood.
The residency of the Inside Job duo is financially supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland.