Monika Furmana: Contrasts captivate me. They arouse me and shake me up. It’s the same with blurred boundaries. They allow me to complicate my existence. Such surfaces turn into intense energetic knots in which the relation between body and thing is crucial – the life hiding in the thing and the thing-like quality of the body. In my work, these two components began to slowly intertwine into a single cyborg “woman-machine”, into a woman whose body is shot through with history, a history that grows into a burden, nourishing itself with her own body, becoming inescapable. This painful conjunction is grounded in silk – seemingly a metaphor of beauty, softness and fragility, but in reality, a strong and durable manufactured material..