Forest on a Comet brings together two artists and two attitudes to the notion of space, home and mobility. Trees and a comet. Mapping the space with photographs in different forms and contexts. Comet represents dynamics and movement but also a threat of destabilization, the unknown, distant, intangible.
For Katarzyna Wąsowska home is a feeling, a relation, a phenomenon that we carry with us during our constant migrations. Journey has always been a key notion in Wasowska’s works. Mobility is in her genes. Men in her family have always been sailors. Trees, on the other hand, represent stabilization, comfort, safety; a place. Trees experience time and space in a unique way.
Magdalena Andrynowska analyzes, organizes and re-organizes the space nearest to her. She focuses on trees as bearers of past and future, unique links with nature and culture.
Formally the exhibition will be a dialogue between traditional large format camera photographs, photographs forming narratives in books, experiments with organic images made of tree extracts, mental and graphic maps, projections, installations.
Anna Kędziora, visual artist, curator and teacher in the Photography Department at the University of Arts in Poznan, Poland. Co-manager of an international photography competition Poznan Photo Diploma Award. Co-curator of photography and video exhibitions (among others: during the 9th Photography Biennale in Poznan 2015 and TIFF festival in Wroclaw 2016). Presented her works in several individual and group exhibitions and conferences in Poland, Germany, Spain, Greece, Wales, Sweden, Belarus, Lithuania and Slovakia.
Katarzyna Wąsowska – born in 1990 in Gdańsk. Currently a student of Photography, at the University of Arts in Poznań. One of founders of a young and independent publishing house-Ostrøv in Poznań. She took part in several photography competitions and exhibitions in Europe, among others:
Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, Portugal / shortlisted, TIFF festival, Wrocław / laureate of debut section, Poznań Photo Diploma Award, Poznań / nominated.
Magdalena Andrynowska – born in 1982. Studied Medical Physics (2001-2006) at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. MA graduate of Photography at the University of Arts in Poznan (2016). Her interdisciplinary works are based in photography, installations and video. Participated in group exhibitions: Diploma Works of the University of Arts 2014, Poznan; The non-obvious 2014, Poznan; Local Temperature 2016, Szczecin, Local Pressure2016 Poznan; Diploma Works of the University of Arts 2016 Poznan; Territorium Novum 2016 Wroclaw. Lives and works in Poznan.
As a part of European Month of Photography Berlin