Disordered Structures is a book of drawings by Alicja Bielawska 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 lose their configuration.
The works of Alicja Bielawska, both drawings and sculptures, are 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.
In the process of making sculptures with different materials – textiles, metal, wood, modelling clay, ceramic, 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.