CREATORS – Julia Krolik

In ALL, CREATORS by Alex Pedersen

Name: Julia Krolik

Which came first in your life, the science or the art?

The art. Before I knew about scientific concepts, I knew how to colour. Especially outside the lines.

Which sciences relate to your art practice? 

All of them. I am open to working with any scientific disciplines. So far, I have worked on projects involving computer science, microbiology, geography and psychology. I am working on a hydrogeology project next.

What do you use to create your artworks?

Anything. I do not limit myself here. I am happy to draw, use new media, create an audio composition or dance. Whatever I feel is the best approach for the specific project, I will spend time learning the skills required to complete the vision. To me, it’s all about the final vision.

Artwork/Exhibition you are most proud of:

The last instalment of the Decomposing Pianos ( an experimental music project I started with Owen Fernley ) trilogy titled Noise of the Modern Day World. It has six sections and section five – Tools of Enchantment is my favourite work. There was a moment where I stood still, completely captivated by the audio, I closed my eyes for a brief moment. During that moment the last three years of my life flashed and all of the various efforts that were required to create the whole trilogy. Eyes closed, I knew it was all about to end.

It was bittersweet and beautiful.

Decomposing Pianos Trilogy Posters

Artist website

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About the Author

Alex Pedersen

Alex is a critical scholar and social scientist. During her degrees, Alex recognized a dearth of knowledge transfer between the academy and the general public. To address this gap, she extends her empirical research through multiple mediums including: publications, formal lectures, public speaking events, radio, theatre and photography. In diversifying access to her research, Alex honed a unique set of skills to plan, design and produce events for a wide variety of audiences. To date, she was responsible for several successful lecture series, community events and fundraisers across diverse settings. Most notably, Alex organized and implemented the 2015 Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship and was an advisor for the “Free Queen’s” Steering Committee (an initiative encouraging graduates to bring their work to the wider public). In addition, she has written numerous successful grant applications. An activist at heart, Alex advocates for critical thinking in and beyond academic institutions.