My body is my home in a specific timeline.
Priyanka : As a photographer you have been capturing stories across the globe. When you go to a new place how do you approach the subject? Do you start seeking the story or let it come to you by pure coincidence? Please share with us one instance.
Grzegorz : In recent years I have become interested in the subject of death. I traveled to places that were directly related to it. A Philippine cemetery, a Russian company that freezes bodies after death, crematoria and morgues in Poland, or a sacred hearth in Varanasi. Of course, I tried to have a broad knowledge of the places I visited.
Priyanka : When you capture people who have there body in a certain state of adversity for example your project ‘Transition’, ‘Linked’ and etc, do you believe you have developed a sense of detachment from human body that helps you to visualise it better purely as a subject or you have become more attached to physical form on a personal level?
Grzergorz : While doing the “US” project I went through a deep transformation. Working in the dissecting room made the time line appear in my head. It also made me understand that we live in a shell that we can take care of, modify or repair (transhumanism). However, the closure of the research-cognitive process regarding death gave me a sense of freedom and a desire to commune with the here and now in full color.
Priyanka : Do you believe that your work brings you closer to any sort of enlightenment by changing your perception of everyday life?
Grzergorz : Yes. Being in the creative process is working with consciousness.
Priyanka : Lastly, What human body means to you?
Grzergorz : My body is my home in a specific timeline.
Grzegorz Wełnicki @Welnicki, Interviewed by Priyanka Singh @Priyanka.Parihar16