Symbols

"Symbols" project was created in 2015 as part of Pruzzeland-Puzzeland exhibition. Ten young Olsztyn based artists came together to face the issue of region's identity in the context of 70 year history of Polish state here. The project is result of my months long exploration of Olsztyn where I was looking for material clues about complex history of my town - footprints lefts at old graveyards, monuments, in architecture and in public space. Photographs show seemingly familiar icons but they gain new depth when considered in historical, social or political contexts. Apart from containing obvious visual part these symbols convey content of psychological nature: intentional, unintentional, individual and collective. Symbol becomes a visual code - unique and personal for each recipient and therefore good conversation starter.