Krystyna Bilak – Unseen

Living for Sabina meant seeing. Seeing is limited by two borders: strong light, which blinds, and total darkness.

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

In darkness, we do not have the essential circumstances to perceive the world. Beyond human sensation, I study the different phases of exploring it by technical tools. The reality perceived by human sensorium is questionable because the visible light spectrum defines only a certain reality. So the general representations are constricted only to this form. Can we use photography as a tool for extended perception? Photography makes it possible to see the invisible, to stop the time and to gather the light to capture in a moment. But is it capable to display our inner pictures?

We can think of the camera as a tool for exploring, which always reveal the hidden truth. I think my works highlights the details of perception, which we overlook every day or we treat them as evidence. I always play with extremities in my imagination, because they look exciting due to their difference. I sketch and build situations like these in my work and I invite the viewer to play with it.

The images are only details or fragmentations separately, but studying them helps to understand the overall picture.