Impossible territory

a series of photographic prints, photographic objects, sound installations, 2019

dr Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory, wystawa 07
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 07, fotografia
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 05, fotografia
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 03, fotografia
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Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory, exhibition view 08
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 01, photographic object
dr Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory, wystawa 06
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 02, photographic object
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 03, photographic object
dr Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory, wystawa 04
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 01, fotografia
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 02, fotografia
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 04, fotografia
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Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory, exhibition view 03
dr Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory, wystawa 05
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 04, photographic objects
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory 05, photographic object
Ewa Doroszenko – Impossible Territory, exhibition view 02

Impossible territory

a series of photographic prints, photographic objects, sound installations, 2019

The project consists of a series of photographic objects, prints, and sound recordings. The photographic objects were created using texture screenshots from computer games, images from my personal archive, views from Google Street View and other online sources, which were reassembled into new spatial landscapes after being printed and cut out. The photographic objects and series of prints are accompanied by sound–field recordings from my online and offline travels. The idea of the project refers to the thesis put forward by Polish-American philosopher Alfred Korzybski: „The map is not the territory”. Based on observations of the natural landscape, which nowadays is more often captured than directly experienced, I tried to question the trust in digitally constructed images.

The project is based on observations on online travels, which are an interesting form of entertainment, and in the face of the ongoing pandemic, they become the only completely safe way to travel. Using images from travel magazines, personal archives, Google Street View, popular computer games and other online sources, I have studied how digital culture changes our perception of the natural landscape. Fascinated by contemporary information technologies and their incredible potential to shape lifestyles, I have tried to answer the question of how to authentically capture the rich duality of physical and virtual life that we currently experience, and how to represent the offline and online experience of a natural environment.

The project is accompanied by video work in the form of an online guided meditation. → Imagine yourself on an island in the middle of the ocean

Exhibition views from the Propaganda Gallery in Warsaw, 2019.

The project was implemented under the Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.