MAGDA ŻOŁĘDŹ | DO IMAGES DREAM OF SEEING?
Imagine that images are living organisms. What do they desire? How do they use humans for their own purposes? How do they rest, reproduce? Does the visual environment have its own biology? The project is a visual and thought experiment that tries to move posthuman ideas into the digital image world.
The resulting works – objects, graphics, photographs and installations – are the product of in-depth observation of photographic images and assumption of their subjectivity, enabling them to undertake activities that exist independently of the ability of people to recognize, explore and understand.
Magdalena Żołędź was born in Opole in 1989. Graduate of cultural studies at the University of Wrocław and photography at the Poznań University of Art. She finished her studies with a text about the performance of abstract photography (thesis supervisor: Mirosław Kocur), in which she describes her works. In her art she focuses on a photographic image by creating photographs, objects, films and texts. Her works have been presented at individual and collective exhibitions e.g. in Rożnia, Poznań’s NEW Gallery, the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Opole, Zwitschermaschine in Berlin and the 12th and 13th Fotofestiwal in Łódź. The author of the book The So-Called Death of Photography (written in 2016 with Karol Komorowski, published in chapters on MAGENTA MAG (http://www.magentamag.com/search/rzekoma), DĄB Group. Letters between Janem B., Krzysztof Bucki and Henryk Rachwalski (2017) and essay Abstraction is not lying. A treaty on the lemon and other entities (2017.) Lives and works in London. www.magdalenazoledz.pl
Artistic care: Agnieszka Pajączkowska, Krzysztof Pacholak
Galeria Ruska 46
46 Ruska St., Wrocław
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Artist walk through Magdalena Żołędź’s “Do images dream of seeing?”: Holy-Art TIFF Open+ / Ruska 46 Gallery, 46 Ruska St.About exhibition (PDF)