Over the last ten years Ana Rewakowicz have been working with inflatable objects exploring relations between temporal, portable architecture, the body and the environment. In contrast to the stable mass of monumental sculpture and architecture, her costumes and structures are air-filled, mobile and concerned with places and people that activate them. Incorporating materials such as rubber latex, polyvinyl, polyurethane, reversible metallic foil, fabrics, biodegradable polymers, fans and solar panels, she harness technology to build intimate yet paradoxically public experiences, and fashion them based on function. A belief in new technologies as an opportunity for social transformation that had inspired the architectural groups from the 60's Archigram (UK), Utopie (France), Haus-Rucker-Co, Coop Himmelb(l)au (Austria) still motivates me. As early as the 60's, these architectural groups were addressing the question of global vision and the relation between environment and technology, issues that remain central to the discussion about climate change at the present time. Rewakowicz is deeply concerned with the integrity of materials, processes and ideas, and she make objects that set a platform for social exchange and reflect on growing environmental complexities in the increased intensity of globalization.
Ana Rewakowicz most recent focus in her works involves the idea of interconnectedness between nature, humans and environment.
Ana Rewakowicz wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canada Council for the Arts for their financial support.