Using light as the central medium in her work, Karolina Halatek creates experiential site-specific spaces that incorporate visual, architectural and sculptural elements. Seeing her work primarily as a catalyst for experience, Karolina creates installations that have strong experiential and immersive characteristics, often the result of collaborations with quantum physicists, and precision mechanical engineers. In 2015 her Scanner Room Video was broadcast into outer space at the Museum of Old and New Art FOMA Festival in Hobart, Tasmania.
Karolina is interested in experiences that extend to the edge of human knowledge, seeking a visual language to evoke feelings and emotions of virtually unknown phenomena.
During her residency, Karolina wanted to collaborate with arts professionals and community members and develop a new body of work based on extensive interviews that reflect on extraordinary experiences of perception.