The photographic series "Gesticulations" is based on the earlier work of Zbigniew Dłubak entitled "Systems". It contains twelve boards with black-and-white photographs attached on each. Every photography presents a different gesture planned by Dłubak. This photographic series shows the effort of the Polish contemporary art to remain creative and independent from the official, socialist art. It was altering most of the art created in socialist Poland, as it avoided simplistic political implications and undermined the straightforward realistic and mimetic interpretations which the viewers invest in the image and photography. Soon after, Dłubak resigned from the mimetic and journalist photography and engaged into presenting the manners of photographic manipulation and ambiguity, thus, de-constructing the concept of the photography as purely documentalist and representative.
Warszawa Chłodna 20, Poland
- Gospodarczyk, Hanna
Puchała-Rojek, Karolina , interview by Gospodarczyk, Hanna , October 05, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection