Disordered Structures is a book of drawings by the Polish sculptor and installation artist, which documents her artistic research on structures and constructions.
The book consists of a collection of drawings and a text written by the artist in which she describes the processes behind her work. She visualizes structures and patterns continuously and thoroughly, unveiling what lies beneath. While the shape of objects appears to be stable, within our memory, objects are fragmented and loose their configuration.
The work of Alicja Bielawska (born 1980 in Warsaw) is about the continuity and discontinuity of different kinds of structures in both imagination and in physical reality: patterns, shapes, series of objects and narrative structures that the artist recalls. She looks them over for any discrepancies in order to interrupt symmetry and repetition, and then arranges the structures first in her mind before she sets out to draw them.
Working with different materials—paper cuttings, buttons, laces, pieces of wood and plastic—which she combines serendipitously, the act of drawing is able to put back together the fragmented patterns, disordered by memory, and reconstruct the structures of both reality and imagination.