Art in General in NYC, 2017

WetMeWild embodies the fantasy of being a Slavic water nymph—a mythical, green-haired creature with unique seductive powers, residing in rivers and small forest streams. Her creation, appearance, artifacts used, and gestures performed are a play on associations that allude to existing mythology. WetMeWild manifests in the humidity of the High, Chamber, Canal, and Spring New York City Subway stations (which were once underground water streams), through fleeting interventions, a choreography of walking on platforms, and situational distortions on subway trains. She emanates the aroma of a Polish forest in the form of a transparent lubricant, leaving behind subtle traces of her presence.

Another of WetMeWild's endeavors is distributing stickers with augmented reality in subway station shallows. Each sticker can be scanned using the Layar App to unveil additional content, such as video instructions for created artifacts, eco-engaged chats, or interactive links addressing water conservation issues. Additionally, she conducts augmented reality hacks at the New York City Spring subway station. Any of the 'Spring' signs within the station can be scanned, leading to an interactive link connected to WetMeWild's Instagram profile. Her WetMeWild account offers another layer of virtual engagement, documenting all her real-life activities and those crafted exclusively for the platform.

All her initiatives emphasize the protection and reverence of water amidst environmental degradation. They also highlight the importance of responsible communication in an era marked by advanced technology, pervasive online presence, and the dominance of the corporate system.

#WetYouWild with #sweat, #tears, and other #naturallubricants.


WetMeWild was realized during the artist-in-residence programs in Art in General in New York from June–September 2017 through the support of FUTURA and the International Visegrad Fun.

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