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What you aren't means as much as what you are
by Paweł Błęcki
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Title:
What you aren't means as much as what you are

Author:
Paweł Błęcki

Description:
Working title: What you aren't means as much as what you are. One photo i've sent you can see objects i created using plastic trash from the sea (from polish and spanish sea). I'm working at this project since beginning of 2017 and i'm planning to finish the project in around 1-2 months. I'm a collector of trash, i've spent weeks on beaches collecting pieces of plastic. I'm from Gdańsk and the sea is a big part of my life. I have an emotional attitude to the pollution, it makes me angry but things i'm finding on beaches interests me as well. I'm thinking about the connection between things and people. I used to study archaeology and cultural studies (academy of fine arts as well). My grandmother used to teach me how to create traditional folk art (things called Spiders, Worlds etc. - used as a decoration and kind of traditional symbols). Now i'm making these traditional sculptures like someone who wants to create his own world using things founded around him (like some kind of primitive man). I'm thinking how we can find ourselves in new, polluted world. How to define ourselves and how to define plastic things. Trying to find the connections, cultural values, problems to solve, visions for the future. Project contains: - sculptures - photos - moving objects (water vortex in glass tube with small pieces of plastic, i have this object on video, i can send you) - other objects and installations I would love to show you more photos and videos. I want to work with one of best polish anthropologist, with whom I've worked before on previous project about things and objects.
Description:
Working title: What you aren't means as much as what you are. One photo i've sent you can see objects i created using plastic trash from the sea (from polish and spanish sea). I'm working at this project since beginning of 2017 and i'm planning to finish the project in around 1-2 months. I'm a collector of trash, i've spent weeks on beaches collecting pieces of plastic. I'm from Gdańsk and the sea is a big part of my life. I have an emotional attitude to the pollution, it makes me angry but things i'm finding on beaches interests me as well. I'm thinking about the connection between things and people. I used to study archaeology and cultural studies (academy of fine arts as well). My grandmother used to teach me how to create traditional folk art (things called Spiders, Worlds etc. - used as a decoration and kind of traditional symbols). Now i'm making these traditional sculptures like someone who wants to create his own world using things founded around him (like some kind of primitive man). I'm thinking how we can find ourselves in new, polluted world. How to define ourselves and how to define plastic things. Trying to find the connections, cultural values, problems to solve, visions for the future. Project contains: - sculptures - photos - moving objects (water vortex in glass tube with small pieces of plastic, i have this object on video, i can send you) - other objects and installations I would love to show you more photos and videos. I want to work with one of best polish anthropologist, with whom I've worked before on previous project about things and objects.
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