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Maciej Olszewski (PL)
video series enclosed into thematic channel + set of objects, 2014

DIY (Destroy It Yourself) refers to the canonic formula of the DIY (Do It Yourself) participatory culture. The works have been made in the video tutorial poetics and lined into a YouTube channel. The series is inspired by the military tutorials posted on the internet by the military and DIY enthusiasts of all ages.

Maciej Olszewski (PL), born 1989 in Sulechow. Studies in the Department of Intermedia at the University of Arts in Poznan. He creates videos and installations. He took part in many exhibitions, among others “Performing Media” (Collegium Maius, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, 2011), “Collective Body” (BWA Galleries of Contemporary Art, Zielona Gora, 2011), II Video Art Festival (Manhattan Gallery, Lodz, 2012), Mediations Biennale (Poznan, 2012), Opcje Poznania (Opcja Gallery, Krakow, 2013), “Hryniuk / Koszewnik / Łazarczyk / Olszewski / Polska / Rudzin” (MOCAK, Krakow, 2013), “Crossing Space” (Hotel de Inmigrantes, Hannover, 2013), “ZOO Kids” (Old ZOO, Poznan, 2014), “Poles—Kutuplar” (The Empire Project Gallery, Istambul, 2014), “The Non-Place” (Enea, Swinoujscie, 2014).