Inside Job - Enter the Heat


“Touristic, mythological, spiritual, heroic and artistic journeys into the depths of the underworld constantly serve to reinforce the connection between life and death. Blades cut out of metal, devoid of a hilt, strange weapons that hurt both perpetrator and victim, were sent into the guts of Earth. This telluric journey could be a tale of an escape from the eternally insatiable demon of the art world”. - Kuba Bąk

This publication appears on the occasion of the Residency Gurzelen in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (November 2018 - March 2019). Inside Job (Ula Lucińska, Michał Knychaus) alongside Maya Hottarek descended to one of the ice caves in Jura Mountains to make the photo documentation of their works. The physical structure of the cave has changed over recent years due to global warming. Earlier, throughout the year, one could observe phenomenal ice stalagmites and stalactites, which are now difficult to see even during winter. By using subtle interventions, they treated this changing, melting environment not only as a backdrop for their sculptures — but as a central figure in the whole narrative.


Enter the Heat by Inside Job (Ula Lucińska, Michał Knychaus)

With contributions by Maya Hottarek, Natalya Serkova, Kuba Bąk, Ula Lucińska & Michał Knychaus (ed.)

Published by: Disastra Publishing, Poznań 2020

Graphic design: Moonmadness (Daniel & Dagny Szwed)

ISBN: 978-83-940678-5-4

Edition: 300

Pages: 64

Size: 205 mm x 147 mm

Main partner: Terrain Gurzelen

Financially supported by: Ville De Bienne, Canton of Bern, FoundationTemperatio, Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature

Printing: Moś & Łuczak