I was born in 1987 in Cracow, Poland; the Berlin wall was still up, and my parents wanted to escape,what they didn’t know to be, the last traces of communism left in the country. We flee to Germany, where we stay in a refugee camp for about a year, and then went to Canada for 7 years. Our last destination was Switzerland, where I live now.
With this project, I am retracing my memories of what I lived, and also the memories my mind created with the stories I’ve been told by my parents and relatives. I’ve tried to represent everything like in a dream, or maybe a blurred memory.
Some of the things are anchored in the real world and then represented as if in a dream. I’m alternating between the two worlds as if I was confused about the truth and the representation I’ve made myself believe were true. In these images, I am trying to show the viewer I am recreating something, to show theme I am looking for some sort of answer or maybe trying to recreate a truth.
This is all a reflexion of my blurred memories I am trying to rediscover, to put a fresh image on.
This project is my diploma work presented at CEPV, Vevey - Switzerland in juin 2017. It received the USPP price which is given to the best diploma projet.