QUESTIONS FOR ALL THE ANSWERS
supervisor: prof. Wiesław Gołuch (asst. prof. Maja Wolińska, inst. Jakub Jernajczyk)
Studio of Media Persuasion (additional diploma under the supervision of prof. Andrzej Bator, Studio of Fotomedia)
Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art
Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw
The theme of the work – “Questions for all the answers” (whose part is the additional diploma entitled “Unconditional Love”) – is autism. The artist decided to keep a record of what her autistic brother says. The work takes the form of booklets and sheets of paper with jotted phrases that emphasize the randomness of the choice of words. Piotr is an original word builder, who breaks all language rules: he among others forms comparative and superlative verbs. His creativity in determining things seems to be rampant. The jottings bring his personality closer to the audience – both a sensitive and lost, but also an amusing and full of life boy.
The second part of “Questions for all the answers” is composed of TV sets emitting a blurred image with an unidentified shadow, symbolizing the difficulty in identifying or defining the world. One can simultaneously hear the jotted words, read with time shift. This aims to bring the concept of echolalia (which can be characterized by abnormal thinking, or unnecessary repeating of the overheard words and phrases), attributed to people with autism.
The additional diploma is a short film made on the basis of photographs, collected by the author, describing the relationship of the mother and son – an “Unconditional Love”. The interpenetrating photographs are intended to show moments as a never-ending process, a ritual. The soundtrack, recorded by the author, comprises conversations and monologues, including a murmur, twittering and “humming” of the author’s brother, along with ambient noise.
Aleksandra Trojanowska (PL), born 1992. Currently, a student of Media Art at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Holder of the scholarship funded by the Rector. Participant of the Foreign Scholarship Program at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada. She’s taken part in many solo and group exhibitions.