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How to Travel

photography and video by Ewa Doroszenko

music and sound design by Jacek Doroszenko

The project is based on observations on online travels, which are an interesting form of entertainment, and in the face of the ongoing pandemic and unspecified period of self-isolation, they become the only completely safe way to travel. Using Google Street View, popular computer games, tourist guides, and other Internet sources, we have studied how digital culture changes our perception of the natural landscape. “How to Travel” is an exhibition-narrative composed of works that take a debate with the medium in which they were created. Fascinated by modern information technologies and their incredible potential to shape lifestyles we have tried to answer the question of how to authentically capture the rich duality of physical and virtual life we now experience and ow to present the offline and online experience of real natural surroundings.

The photographic series is accompanied by a video work in the form of online guided meditation, presenting one of the ways to achieve a state of internal balance in the era of information overload. The video was created based on virtual landscapes from computer games and on digital blurs, glitches, distortions, and imperfections that often come with games. The video was also motivated by the popular advertisements, which transform mental well-being into a cheap commodity. In the video we used an author’s guided meditation based on popular video meditations, which listening to is supposed to help to calm down, relax, and achieve the dreamed effects on various aspects of life. By using the alphabet of contemporaneity and looking at one of the most classic themes – a landscape, we attempted to present the very common in the digital age craving for relaxation in an idyllic environment.

The project consists of:

  • a series of photographs entitled Impossible Territory
  • a video work entitled Imagine yourself on an island in the middle of the ocean
  • musical compositions and sound installations
Jacek Doroszenko, Ewa Doroszenko - How to travel, Propaganda gallery
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Ewa Doroszenko

is a Warsaw-based artist whose creative practice employs a mixture of painting, photography and digital media. She earned a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Ewa Doroszenko is a scholarship holder from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2019) and a winner of many international competitions, including Competition for the Fait Gallery Preview (2016); Young Lynxes Portfolio Competition – Contemporary Lynx (2018); DEBUTS 2018 – doc! photo magazine (2018); Debut – Lithuanian Photographers Association (2018). She is a beneficiary of many residency programs, including Petrohradska Kolektiv in Prague (2018), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (2017), Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (2016), The Island-resignified in Lefkada (2015), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (2015), AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (2014). Ewa Doroszenko presented her works in numerous venues, among others: Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Historic Centre of Athens, Vilnius Photography Gallery, MAH – Museum of Angra do Heroismo on the Azores, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Fait Gallery in Brno, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo. Her works have been published by the likes of Der Greif, Vice, NEO2, The Forumist, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, The Calvert Journal, Daily Serving, Metal, Contemporary Lynx, Flat Magazine, Juxtapoz, YET magazine.

www.ewa-doroszenko.com
www.instagram.com/ewadoroszenko

Jacek Doroszenko

is an artist active in the area of visual arts, working with sound and video. The core of his activity is treating sound phenomena as legitimate material in the field of visual art and emphasizing the value of listening as a practice. He received his Master of Arts degree at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Jacek Doroszenko is a scholarship holder from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2020) and a beneficiary of many residency programs, including Petrohradska Kolektiv in Prague (2018), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (2017), Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (2016), The Island-resignified in Lefkada (2015), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (2015), AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (2014). He presented his works in numerous venues, among others: Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Napoli, Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Historic Centre of Athens, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Fait Gallery in Brno, Exgirlfriend Gallery in Berlin, Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Krakow, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo.He released music albums: Infinite Values, Time Released Sound, USA (2020), Āmurs, as Mammoth Ulthana, MCK PL (2018), Wide Grey, Eilean Records FR (2017), Soundreaming, Audiobulb Records UK (2017), Useful Remnants, self-release PL (2016), Particular Factors, as Mammoth Ulthana, Zoharum PL (2016), Mammoth Ulthana, as Mammoth Ulthana, Zoharum PL (2013), Nocturnes Online, City of Toruń PL (2011).

www.doroszenko.com
www.instagram.com/jacek.doroszenko