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YOU ARE ONLY AN IMAGE TO ME
Magdalena Zoledz & Tomasz Litra
Duo show

The opening at San Mei Gallery was accompanied by the audio-visual performance, in which Tomasz Litra, using piano and other instruments and the means of sound improvisation was interpreting the abstract video.

Exhibitions:
You Are Only an Image to Me, curated by Marta Grabowska, San Mei Gallery, London 2018.
Sharing Borders, part of the Sharing Borders Conference, Slade Research Centre, UCL, London 2019.
Catching Files, group show, Studio 3 Gallery, School of Arts at University of Kent in Canterbury, 2019.

Reviews:
Sharing Borders, Article in Blok Magazine, 2018.
You Are Only an Image to Me, Review by I-Chien Tang, 2018.
You Are Only an Image to Me, Art Licks, 2018.

Just like an atom is the smallest constituent unit of ordinary matter that has the properties of a chemical element,  a pixel is the smallest constituent unit of digital ordinary matter. Glitch is not only a technological mistake made by <cold> computers. It’s also a metaphor for the erroneous idea of humanity that human is in the centre of the world. What if they are not?                                                                                  
The video captures the moment in which the CCTV camera stopped performing its task, as designed by man.  As a result of erroneous information being fed back, software created its own ‘interpretation of seen reality’. Through visible glitches, man becomes merely a mosaic of shapes and colours.  That, in turn, provokes a deeper need for abstract thought, which in the artist’s mind, can only be assigned as a human domain.


Magdalena Zoledz (www), born in 1989 in Poland, is a post-photographer and PhD student at University of Arts in Poznan (PL) researching mainly the concept of post-photography. She works with text, photography, video and object. She experiments with the idea of the evolution of digital images often referring to posthumanism. Between 2018-2019 she was a visiting research PhD student at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Member of 280A (280a.org) and founder of ONE Project.

Tomasz Litra (@tomaszlitra) is an active musician, improviser and composer. Previously he worked and played with a theatre groups all over Europe, wrote music for documentaries and played with ensembles specialized in collective improvisation and sound appreciation. Currently, he lives in Warsaw and co-runs a record label Lado ABC.







︎︎︎Magdalena Zoledz (video) & Tomasz Litra (sound), You Are Only an Image to Me, video, 15:42, 2018.




︎︎︎The performance during the opening at San Mei Gallery, London  2018.



︎︎︎Exhibiton view from Sharing Borders Conference & Exhibition, Slade Research Center, UCL, London 2019.