The title and concept of the exhibition were taken from Lawrence Durrell’s book The Alexandria Quartet. Justine. In each volume of the cult novel, we sensually experience the same story of passion and deception as seen from different perspectives. There are as many points of view and universes as there are human (and not only human) brains. We observe ourselves and others, and we ourselves are observed.
The exhibition combines seemingly different stories of artists, different media, materials and organisms. People look at other people and animals, and the animals look at themselves and at us.
Therefore, the exhibition is also about the ability to think ambiguously against simplified images of the world; it talks about the apocalyptic ability to look at our species as a mistake or bizarre in the system of nature.
After all, as Eugene Marais, a South African naturalist and poet of the early twentieth century resignedly stated: “An intellectual apparatus marked by a conscious knowledge of its own shortcomings is an evolutionary aberration.” (Stanisław Ruksza)
The exhibition was created in collaboration between the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic and TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin as part of the project Music.Multimedia.Management.
installation views: Andrzej Golc