Storm, Empty collection - SHOWOFF 2014 Month of Photography
17.05.2014 - 03.06.2014
Art Agenda Nova
Batorego 2, Krakow
curators: Gunia Nowik, Patrick Komorowski
artists: Paweł Błęcki, Wiktoria Bukowy, Maciej Stachowiak
For Puste Harvest, nature is a privileged meeting place, a raw material and a model of joint activities. Photographs of abandoned spaces - carried out just before the storm during an expedition into the mountains - become in the eyes of the viewer places of events that have not yet taken place and only remains to decipher his trailers. The vault of the cave or the tension of the rope on the bank of the river refer to the forces analogous to the approaching atmospheric phenomenon. The processes of geological stratification and organic sediments, however, fit into the times that the sensual experience does not include and remain outside the field of view. The coming storm, which will be fulfilled only in a flash of lightning, is a metaphor for a photographic act. Despite the fact that the dynamics of thunder passes through the image, this act always stops here and now, which immediately disappears, and finally the picture reveals the absence. It seems, therefore, that the photographs of Pustowy Collection question the possibility of depicting common experience and relations with nature only through photography. However, in the common activities in the exhibition space they manage to escape this paradox. By placing in it objects of nature, such as belemnite or dry branches arranged in the construction of a hut, space becomes a real field for connecting their individual energies.
The Empty Collection Group was established in 2013 in Poznań. Her interests are mainly focused around the facility and installation. In May 2013, the first individual exhibition of the Empty Collection - Resonance - was held as part of the Gallery Weekend in Poznań. The group consists of:
Paweł Błęcki (born 1984, Gdańsk)
A graduate of intermedia at the University of Arts in Poznań and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Erasmus scholarship holder at the FAMU film school in the photography department. He also studied Cultural Studies and Archeology at the University of Gdańsk.
Wiktoria Bukowy (born 1990, Poznań)
A student of intermedia at the University of Arts in Poznań. Selected exhibitions: Inclusions (Żelazowa Wola, 2013), Hotel Insomnia (Poznań, 2013), PackDesign (Milan, 2013), Space (Kraków, 2012).
Maciej Stachowiak (born 1986, Poznań)
A graduate of artistic education at the University of Arts in Poznań. He also studied philosophy at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Selected exhibitions: Mum, I really need to focus on my art right now! (Poznań, 2013), Lazarus Project (Poznań, 2012).