Dorota Konczewska

In these works, Konczewska’s intention is to depict human bodies that are shot within scenarios staged by herself. Konczewska try’s to turn simple actions into enigmatic rituals, which evoke the human body’s emotional fragility. Following studies of French philosopher George Bataille (1897-1962), She aims to explore the domain of eroticism, which Bataille claims is a domain of violence and violation.

It is within conditions of disorientation, probing and searching for a sense of belonging that I analyse psychoanalytical concepts of fetish, desire, ambivalence, voyeurism, sadism, loneliness and the dark gruesome side of society.

The works are an attempt to understand life and death by investigating erotic limits and our unconscious fears and desires. She would like to leave the viewer entirely alone to determine the circumstances of the work. It is intended that they unravel details in order to decipher a narrative.

One such narrative is the question of the primordial state in humans being quick to emerge depending on circumstance. For example, it is stated through research that the human will revert to the hunter-gatherer mentality and kill in order to save their young if without food for five days.