• Tomek Ryaglik

XILY VIRUS

A game in public space, June 2008

URBAN BED

An installation in public space, June 2008

Residency period: June 2008

 

During his MoTA residency in Ljubljana, Tomek Rygalik tested the idea of an Urban bed, a place to gather around and rest in a public space. It consists of a universal modular pieces of cardboard tubes. With a simple twist of a singular cells it builds an unbreakable structure and a wavy landscape.

Around a successful part of an Urban bed people played XILY virus – passers-by could compose stickers of different colors of simple patterns with their own wishes and rules in complex ones.

Tomek Rygalik is a Polish designer of buildings and useful objects, working in London and Lodz. He is known for his experimental approach, but recently he focused his mainly on the search for solutions in the urban area, with various interventions – from urban furniture to other unusual installations. For them he always uses discarded or waste materials that he processes in a new piece.

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MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms ArtistTalk.eu and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.