Ignacy Ciszewski, "Away"
Witold Ziemiszewski, "Treaty"
Anita Osuch &Krystian Berlak, "Scheme"
How many pictures have we taken today? How many of them have we uploaded to the Internet? What kind of pictures were these? What for? How many images have we seen today? In the streets, on screens, in our heads. How many of them arrested our gaze? Which ones did we pay attention to? For how long? Why? What have we done with the images today? Did we share, scroll, tag, copy, edit, delete, comment, report them…? What do we want from the images? Do they show the world? Do they create the world? Do they show the reality, or are they the reality? Do we notice the difference? Can we still see it? In what way? How much do we see “with our own eyes” and how much with the “eye of the camera”? Can we still distinguish our own gaze from that of the machine? Does it matter at all? The infinite ocean of images generates the infinite number of questions.
We live in the world of images and made from images, through images and in images. Under the pressure of images.
FULLSCREEN. Pressure of the image is an exhibition that shows the various ways in which images influence our lives and the complexity of our relations with images. Questions about the cognitive value of technological images are intertwined with the study of the effect of images on the individual and collective identity. Analysis of media imaging techniques borders with the topic of visual oppression, seen both from the social, political, cultural perspective, as well as from the individual, psychological one. The democratization of visual creativity and the infinite variety of creative attitudes are confronted with the problem of standardization and unification in the mass (over)production of images. The topic of freedom of expression and free use of images in the global space of the Internet is accompanied by questions about the ambiguous and often directly negative consequences of crossing the borders of privacy, individual and social sensitivity and security. FULLSCREEN offers a diversity of perspectives, viewpoints and ways of seeing the “world of images”.
The exhibition is co-organized by three Universities: Universtity of Łódź, Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Łódź Film School
Curators: Marek Domański, Anna Kazimierczak, Maciej Ożóg
Universtity of Łódź / participants:
Distort Visual, Witold Ziemiszewski, Wiktor Skok,Maciej Ożóg
Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź / participants:
Dominika Sadowska, Agnieszka Chojnacka, Dagmara Bugaj, Anita Osuch, Krystian Berlak, Marek Domański, Łukasz Ogórek, Anna Bąk, Bartłomiej Flis, Konrad Kultys, Marek Herbik, Artur Chrzanowski, Maciej Rawluk
Łódź Film School / participants:
Ewa Ciechanowska, Ignacy Ciszewski, Nadia Dziurdzia, Małgorzata Fatalska, Aleksandra Folczak, Adrian Gachewicz, Anna Gadomska, Oktawian Jurczykowski, Szymon Kobusiński, Magdalena Konopka & Justyna Rybak, Piotr Kotlicki, Dorota Kozieradzka, Michał Krzyczkowski, Justyna Łuczaj, Maria Łukaszewska, Grzegorz Małecki, Joanna Mariak, Magdalena Michalak, Maria Nitek, Karolina Nowicka, Magdalena Nowicka, Karina Paciorkowska, Grzegorz Piotrowski, Wojciech Piotrowski, Zofia Połaniewicz, Filip Preis, Filip Pudło, Józef Robakowski, Jakub Siedlecki, Aleksandra Skowrońska, Ida Strzelczyk, Marek Szyryk, Kinga Świętek, Bartłomiej Talaga, Maciej Telka, Karolina Wojtas, Barbara Woźniczka, Tomasz Wysocki