„W malinowym chruśniaku” (Raspis Sticket) (mobile phone video, 2013) is the most famous erotic poem by a Polish poet, Bolesław Leśmian, and a mandatory reading for every high school student. The eponymous sticket is a symbol of happiness of lovers` that had escaped to a raspberry idyll hidden from other people`s curiosity.
A group of football fans on a tram traversing the city are chanting this delicate erotic poem. This full—of—physical—sensations, football club symbol filled, crowded microcosm of a tram turns out to be a space of honest emotions, fervent hopes, delicate thrills, and booming spiritual life.
Justyna Misiuk (b. 1989 in Przemyśl) — a Polish visual artist. A graduate of the University of Arts in Poznań, Intermedia Department (2013). She also studied at Universitatea de Arta si Design in Cluj—Napoca, Romania, as part of the European student exchange programme (2012).
Her works revolve around the relationship between man and nature: beliefs, customs, rituals, wildness, and freedom — states and activities that are deeply rooted in man, whilst simultaneously being repressed by the culture. In her realizations, she often uses her body. She works mainly with photography and video.
She has exhibited widely, among others, at Galeria Soimii Patriei (I want to be a mirror for you, Cluj—Napoca, Romania, 2012), WRO Art Center (AC/DC/IT, Wrocław, Poland, 2012), Kordegarda Gallery (AAAkupunktura, Warszawa, Poland, 2012), Aula Gallery (Video on Demand, Brno, Czech Republic, 2011), Kabelvåg Gallery (I like it loud, Norway, 2010), BWA Gallery in Zielona Góra (Archeologia teraźniejszości, 2009), as well as Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania (2012), the 1st and 2nd Video Art Festival “Points of View” in Łódź (Poland, 2012) or Video Art Festival Miden in Kalamata (Greece, 2010).
She received several scholarships, including the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland Scholarship (2012).
She lives and works in Poznań.