Self-portraits Medium: Black and white time lapse photography series Matt Archival Fine Art Hahnemuhle Photo Rag print paper, 300g. Size: Variable Selected works
A series of full color and black&white photographs of performative activity carried out at the borders of art and medical investigation.
Size: 91.5 x 61 x 0.2 cm Medium: Print, Baryta Satin 300g, dibond Limited edition of 3 photographs Selected works
In this series, I focus on the difficulties that I and other patients with rare diseases encounter during critical health crises and reflect the ways in which we cope with those problems in domestic environments. I also search for the methods we use for communicating with our close ones, other people around us, physicians and clinical specialists.
The series encompasses visual representations of physical and emotional crises, with particular regard to methods of self-soothing and self-care, both of which are vital stages in dealing with situations when our conditions destabilise. We present our gestures, body positions, interactions with architecture, and everyday objects which help us to both minimise chest pain and tightness of chest, shorties of breath, muscle and joint pain, abdominal pain, extensive tiredness, severe weakness and other symptoms triggered by illnesses and to feel safe during these crises which can last from several minutes to several months and which recur year after year.
Moreover, the photographs reveal the enormous power of imagination of the ill body, which in response to pain, intuitively creates its own non-verbal glossary becoming an integral part and animated extension of a domestic landscape.
Self-portraits Medium: Color photography series Pen: Deep Blue, Acid Free, Art&Graphic Twin, Kuretake Size: Variable Limited edition of 3 photographs Selected works
Body Texts is a set of photographic self-portraits of the body covered with text describing critical corporeal states. In this series I attempt to translate my bodily experience into the language of words and verify a glossary of terms expressing the ill body.
On the other hand, the photographs present the violence of language towards corporeality, which, by simplifying its sensations, surrenders it to linguistic poverty in the difficult attempt to articulate the impacts experienced.
The series also looks at ways in which my body tries to fit into these linguistic boundaries, even though those boundaries are too restrictive for it.
Medium: Color photography series Various objects and locations: Poznań, Wrocław, New York, London, Birmingham, Tarset Size: 35 x 45 cm Limited edition of 3 photographs Selected works