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Show RCA 2019

Monika Schodowska

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Major project:

At the House of Mrs Millgate

At the House of Mrs Millgate is a temporal exploration of a modernist house in North London, which has been immaculately preserved since it was built in the 1950s. The film particularly focuses upon domestic artefacts that shape and influence our experience of the interior and provides a glimpse of a life lived through the domestic environment. The narration is mediated through the deliberate juxtaposition of carefully chosen objects that serve to ‘speak’ of the inhabitants. This experimental portrait of place is aided by the use of an archival recording of concrete poetry by Kurt Schwitters, which creates a context for the film.

The film reactivates domestic space through the juxtaposition of moving image and sound to generate new interpretations of modernist spaces.


  • Moving between national and personal narratives, my practice is an evocative meditation on places and their associated histories. Research rich and rooted within an inquiry of our surroundings, from institutional architecture to domestic environment, my work offers contemporary image of places by re-activating their latent social, cultural and political narratives in the form of moving image and its installation.

    The key element in the work is the evocation of these narratives through the act of observation. The work explores what may lie beyond what the work simply represents and examines how this evocation can be reinforced in the process of making.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fine Art: Photography, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 2014; MSc Environmental Protection and Management, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland, 2003; BSc Environmental Engineering, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland, 2001
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Togetherness', Assembly Point, London, 2019; PMS Satellite Screening, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, 2017; 'Beyond The Ground', Arcoop, Geneva, 2015; FloatArt 2014, Bargehouse, London, 2014; Fringe Open, Short Film Screening, Folkestone, 2014; Flock 2014, GX Gallery, London, 2014; Camberwell Undergraduate Summer Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London, 2014; Xhibit2014, Art Bermondsey, London, 2014; HYPE 2013, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, 2013; 'Radicant', Hoxton Arches Gallery, London, 2013; 'Vault', Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 2013; 'Perspectives', APA Association, POSK Gallery, London, 2011; 'Black & White', APA Association, POSK Gallery, London 2011; 'Voice', The Gallery Wall, Willesden Green Centre, London, 2010
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