This project is based on vintage photographs purchased from an image bank. They show family scenes, vacation souvenirs or everyday life. It is hard to figure out whether they are spontaneous or entirely staged. We know nothing of the actual ties between individuals in the images: Are they actors playing happy families, or real people whose photos were put up for sale by the image bank? These photographs were pulled out from their original context. Seeing thoses pictures transforms the memories and makes them fade away.
With the support of the Polish Institute in Paris
About the artist
Weronika Gesicka was born in 1984 in Wloclawek (Poland). She gratuated from the Academy of fine arts and the Academy of Photography in Warsaw. She mainly studies the way memories work. Her inspiration comes from the many archive materials that are available to her: image banks or pictures from the internet and from old magazines are a few examples of endless possibilities.