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Przemyslaw Jasielski
From January 17th 2003 to February 22nd 2003
Earth Rotation Speed Control Unit

In traditional societies, power was related to the natural rhythm of the universe. A certain order could be observed in the continual changes in the skies for example, or in the yearly renewal of the life cycle. All human activity was very dependant on these patterns.

Earth Rotation Speed Control Unit is both an attempt to play with our unconscious feelings of stability within our environment, and on the human desire to have control over our surroundings. It explores the question ”Can the movement of a catfish’s tail be the cause of an earthquake?”, and tries to provoke feelings of responsibility for the general structure we exist in.

"Given a place to stand, Archimedes asserted, he could move the world. Przemyslaw Jasielski's ambition is far less conditional. Allied with Isaac Newton, he can alter the spin of the earth. He also allow his audience to engage the same physical laws and so spotilights the myriad intimacies of angular momentum."
- Dr. E.C. Krupp Astronomer and Director of the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles.

Przemyslaw Jasielski was born in Poznan Poland in 1970. He completed his studies in sculpture and drawing at the Fine Arts Academy of Poznan in 1994. His work incorporates new medias and explores humanistic approaches to technology. He has shown in Poland , Slovakia and Germay including the Warsaw Gallery Laboratorium, the Potocka Gallery in Cracow, and the Edith Rugfl-Haus in Oldenburg. He lives and works in Poznan.