„How to Travel“ – an audiovisual project created by Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko consisting of:
– a series of photographs entitled „Impossible Territory“;
– a video work entitled „Imagine yourself on an island in the middle of the ocean“;
– musical compositions and sound installation;
– photographic objects.
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 Google Street View, popular computer games, tourist guides, and other Internet sources, we have studied how digital culture changes our perception of the natural landscape. Fascinated by modern information technologies and their incredible potential to shape lifestyles we have tried to answer the question of how to authentically capture the rich duality of physical and virtual life we now experience and how to present the offline and online experience of real natural surroundings.
The photographic series is accompanied by the video in the form of online guided meditation, presenting one of the ways to achieve a state of internal balance in the era of information overload. Similar tendencies are also used in the sound installation, which involves processes of entering a state of relaxation through simulation.
By using the alphabet of contemporaneity and looking at one of the most classic themes – a landscape, we attempted to present the very common in the digital age craving for relaxation in an idyllic environment.
Project documentation in the attachment. Link to the full documentation (with sound compositions and video preview):
Jacek Doroszenko is an artist active in the area of visual arts, working with sound and video. The core of his activity is treating sound phenomena as legitimate material in the field of visual art and emphasizing the value of listening as a practice. He received his Master of Arts degree at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Jacek Doroszenko presented his works in numerous venues, among others: Matadero Contemporary Art Center in Madrid, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Napoli, Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Historic Centre of Athens, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Fait Gallery in Brno, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo.
Ewa Doroszenko is an artist whose creative practice employs a mixture of painting, photography, and digital media. She earned a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. She is a scholarship holder from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and a winner of many international competitions, including DEBUTS (doc! photo magazine), Young Lynxes (Contemporary Lynx), Debut (Lithuanian Photographers Association). Her projects were presented during many exhibitions and festivals, including Transmission Arts Festival in Athens, FILE International Festival in Sao Paulo, ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, among others.