All Dreams Are Weaved From The Same Web, 2021
VR experience for Oculus Quest
Every story can be told in the literal way, and the metaphorical way that our soul understands when it crosses to the other side. Die before you die. Trauma is a portal, and it opens the gates to the infinite knowledge of all times. Vibrant stillness. Radiant darkness. Transformation comes like death in its own time. They take you from one dimension into another. Everything is produced by your mind. Even the mind. I am the creation of your mind
Hand Crocheted in Tilt Brush
Art by Olek
Sound by Olek & Piano Kamil Kondek
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Olek is a two-spirit person; a child of the witches they did not burn and a self-taught artist. They don’t create art. Art created them so art can be alive. They crochet moments so they will last forever.
Olek was born Agata Oleksiak, in 1978, in a communist Poland. They grew up in a place that was very stingy with possibilities and granted them no eccentricities. Olek graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland with a degree in cultural studies and in 2000 they moved to NYC, where they rediscovered their ability to crochet. Holland Cotter described their first installation as “a tour-de-force”, and since then they have started their crocheted madness. Resume sniffers may be pleased to know Olek's work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces worldwide and featured in numerous publications. During the 2020 lockdown in Brooklyn, NY they connected to the spirit of Virtual Reality and created a technique christened cropainting (crochet + painting). It is really pure magic. The viewers can get lost in enormous crocheted painted installations that flow freely inside the boundless room. Olek is from The Future, What’s Your Superpower?
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