Do Images Dream of Seeing?, project including several artworks, all made in 2017.

List of artworks:
-In the Image and Likeness, a model on a scale of 1:472 and UV print on a metal cube
-Updated Edition of The Story of Art by Gombrich, 12 pigment prints on photo rag, 26,5 x 36 cm and 26,5 x 69 cm
-What Do Images Want? projection, 39:35 min (paraphrase of excerpts from the Posthuman by Rosi Braidotti)
-Witek Orski's Photo, pigment print, Hahnemühle Photo Rag, dibond, 80 x 60 cm, Digigraphie Certificate, edition: 1/1
-Flashback. The first Image, C-print, 13x12 cm
-Tautological Objects, objects and prints in various sizes

Exhibition views below:
Do Images Dream of Seeing?, Ruska 48 Gallery, TIFF Fotofestival, Wroclaw (PL), 2017.

Project won Holly-Art TIFF Open+ in 2017, an open competition of the Festival dedicated to photographers and creators using the medium of photography. Each of the laureates was assigned a curator who cooperated to prepare the exhibition. I had a pleasure to work with Agnieszka Pajączkowska. Click here to read more.

Curatorial text:

Imagine that images are living organisms that freely traverse the Internet. They reproduce, communicate with each other and adapt their digital bodies to the needs and expectations of the human observer. But what do they really want? Is Mitchell correct in writing that photographs desire to be observed? What do they dream of when there is no one  to see them? How do they rest? Does the visual environment have its own biology?

The project is a visual thought experiment that tries to transfer posthuman ideas to the world of digital images. The resulting works – objects, photographs and installations – are the product of in-depth observation of photographic images and the assumption of their subjectivity, which allows them to undertake activities that exist independently of people’s ability to recognize, explore and understand them.