[…] The paradoxical antagonism between modern medicine and the human body is also manifested in the work Aroma by Pracownia Sezonowa, whose aromatic installation uses natural essential oils to not only exceed the architectural divisions of the building, but also to erase its olfactory past. By referring to aromatherapy and herbal medicine – in which health and illness are understood differently than in “Western”, hospital-based medicine – as well as aetiology and therapy, the artists confront the audience with a mysterious inhalation, a phenomenon at the intersection of medicine, art and nature. Emphasising the holistic and personal dimension of ecology, Aroma can be viewed as an invitation to experiment with an alternative lifestyle, one in which anthropocentrism is replaced by an awareness of being a part of a huge and complicated organism. […]
Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 50-51.
photo: Małgorzata Kujda