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My body is my home in a specific timeline.

Grzegorz Welnicki

Multidimensionality of Humans: Peculiarities of the Body | Grzegorz Welnicki

Grzegorz Wełnicki is an artist based in Warsaw. His body of work evolves around multidimensionality of a human. He portrays the peculartities of the body often melancholic yet intriguing. 

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? Please share with us one instance.

In recent years, I have become interested in the subject of death. I traveled to places that were directly related to this subject. 

A Philippine cemetery, a Russian company that freezes bodies after death, crematoria and morgues in Poland, and the sacred hearth in Varanasi. Of course, I tried to have a broader knowledge of the places I visited.

When you capture people who have their bodies in a certain state of adversity for example, in your project ‘Transition’ or ‘Linked’, do you practice detachment from the human body to help you visualise the subject purely or does it bring you closer to the physical form?

While doing the “US” project I went through a deep transformation. Working in the dissecting room made the timeline 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.

Do you believe that your work brings you closer to a state of enlightment by changing your perception of everyday life?

Yes. Being in the creative process is working with consciousness.

What human body means to you?

My body is my home in a specific timeline.

Visit the Grzegorz’s website for more of his work.
Interview by Priyanka Singh Parihar

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