Ewa Wesolowska’s art practice is grounded in a deep interest in time perception and cognitive science research. Her installations explore the relationship between perception and the formation of memories, with a particular focus on the negotiation of momentum, memory, and environment. Her installations explore the relationship between perception and the formation of memories, and how awareness of the instantaneous perception process affects the longevity of memories and subsequent recollection. The primary objective of her installations is to enhance understanding of memory mechanisms by drawing attention to exceptionally brief temporal values. To this end, she juxtaposes objects that highlight prolonged processes with videos featuring recordings of events from cloud chambers, or utilizes light to elicit confusion and afterimage, or manipulates light slowly to subtly change the environment’s ambient.
In her doctoral thesis , Wesolowska delved into the intersections between art and science, specifically the depiction of time and space in art before and after the publication of the theory of relativity. Her experience includes collaborations with #Nodos, a publication, platform, and meeting point where artists, scientists, and writers share experiences and reflections on the relevance and possibilities of interaction between different disciplines. This collaboration resulted in publications in 2017 and 2019 [Schwartz, Gustavo Ariel, and Víctor Bermúdez, eds. #Nodes: Entangling Sciences and Humanities. Translated by Allan Owen. Mestizajes Programme. Bristol Chicago: intellect, 2019. | Schwartz, Gustavo Ariel, and Víctor Bermúdez, eds. #Nodos. 1.a edición. Lienzos y matraces. Pamplona: Next Door Publishers, 2017.]
Wesolowska & Heid – the collaborative partnership between Ewa Wesolowska and Marla Heid began at the OPI – Of Public Interest Research Lab, located within the Department for Research and Further Education in Architecture and Fine Art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts KKH in Stockholm. The Lab aspired to contribute to meaningful transformations in the values and structures underpinning contemporary society. All projects undertaken within were closely tied to socializing with the surroundings, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and community engagement. Wesolowska & Heid utilize their creative practice to critically analyze and transform public spaces through the use of alternative narratives. Their artistic practice encourages a deeper understanding and appreciation for the complexities and diversities of social, political, and cultural issues, and creates new ways of experiencing and interacting with public environments.