Absent Images

Artists Anna Kędziora
Genre Sound   Installation
Edition Survival 16

Inside a sequence of palace rooms, in which classical paintings are displayed, we come across an empty area – an absent image (a portrait made in digital photography), which is presented to the viewer solely in the form of audio description. The work from the series Absent Images is set in the context of the unused Wallenberg-Pachaly palace. Because very few materials presenting the original interior décor of the palace have survived, the visitor can only try to imagine what the edifice looked like in its heyday. Anna Kędziora’s work examines the relationships between the word and the realness of an image. It poses questions about how – and if – the intangible, that which can be accessed only by means of human memory and imagination, can exist in the awareness of the viewer.


photo: Małgorzata Kujda