THE CANNIBALISM OF THE EYE
The video is a part of documented exhumation of family’s remains. The record emerged in the spring of 2013 in Toruń. The narration of this work is built on the juxtaposition of the dominant image, showing the process of exhumation, and the recording of conversation on sport. The film’s title is taken from the book by Louis-Vincent Thomas Le Cadavre: De la biologie à l’anthropologie [The corpse: From biology to anthropology]. The recorded material, the situation, is an example on which I’m analysing my own, private “cannibalism of the eye”. Referring to “the cannibalism of the eye”, Natalia is studying areas of the fetishisation of notions and scenes, which are evoked by her, as well as the limits of acceptability of an image, which is her responsibility. This concept is closely related to the process of transforming the meanings and legitimising them in the field of art. In a broader spectrum of culture, I’m interested in mechanisms, which are produced by us to protect ourselves against contagion of insignificancy and death. She is interested in the relationships between directness and voyeurism in an image and meaning manipulation.
REALIZED THANKS TO THE CITY OF TORUN SCHOLARSHIP IN THE FIELD OF CULTURE.