In Vivid Dresses Dorota Sadovská takes as her theme natural creative processes, the deformation of nature, and the self-inflicted distortion of human nature. The constantly growing sprouts stand for the spontaneous, fertile power of the earth. Clothing, on the other hand, represents the regulative element of modern civilization in which people need to cover up their bare skin and thus enwrap their own original naturalness. In photographic works and performances, the artist makes her own body a projection surface for a hybrid ambiguity of body and anti-body. Thus, the plant-clothing can be understood as an enveloping foreign body, or as a second skin, a botanical epidermis. In this sense, the tufts of grass on the surface of the dress might bring to mind hair that protects the body below it. The artist isn’t just interested in the human body; she also enjoys experimentation that entails combining extremely diverse materials and media, and consciously overstepping their bounds.
Text: Lucia Miklošková, SADO 3 art magazine 2015