Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka is placing a singular twist on these tacky postcard-like footage that used to dominate US magazines again within the 1950s and 1960s. She does it by barely altering the picture with some minor particulars that remodel the informal pictures right into a surreal distorted actuality.
“The mission is predicated on classic pictures bought from a picture financial institution,” Gęsicka says. “Most of those pictures got here from American archives from the 1950s and 1960s.” They embrace household scenes, trip souvenirs, on a regular basis life, suspended between reality and fiction. It’s exhausting to find out if they’re pure and spontaneous, or fully staged.
“We all know nothing of the particular ties between the people within the pictures; we are able to solely guess on the truthfulness of their gestures and gazes,” Gęsicka says. “Are they actors enjoying pleased households, or actual individuals whose pictures have been put up on the market by the picture financial institution?”
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