Head in aqurium

by Jan Szewczyk

“Head in a Fish-tank” by Jan Szewczyk is an entertainment certainly not aimed at
inert viewer expecting to be served. It is hard to determine what is the subject of the
exhibition after the first glance. The author connects many, seemingly unrelated, themes, photographic notes, short video fragments and small objects; rock-climbing, mountains, commemorative photos. All those things are linked by the persona of the artist, and this persona is also the cause of all this fuss.

The personal space, however with its main protagonist absent, will be built into the neutral space of the Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych. The experience of this absence, emphasised by the traces of the author's presence.

Therefore it's the person - that is the subject - in a strictly philosophical sense. Someone who emerges at the junction of a primordial being, on one hand of the individual's expectations and on the other of the external world in which it becomes a subject. The exhibition is the final confrontation between one's image of self and the images which are projected on the subject by his environment. It is a time of accepting the cracks in the fish - tank.
Tags gender, multimedia, nude
Technique Installation

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