Photographs, videos, 2016
By analysing the shape and material of hunting gear, the work examines the oppressiveness of environment geometrisation and looks at the analogy between hunting and photography: between fire arms and camera, appropriating through firing a shot and capturing within a frame, pulling the trigger and pushing the shutter release button, between the moment of entrapping and recording. The aim of the project was to portray disciplinary mechanisms, the structure of disciplinary forms and supervision processes in a neutral point of view.
In the context of the given works, the term mechanism might be interpreted in two ways – either as a structure mechanism directly induces real subjection or as a device mechanism that creates a subconscious, hierarchical relationship between the observer and the observed. An example of a structure mechanism is a live trap, whereas a film recorded with a trail camera is an example of a device mechanism.
By comparing individual devices according to their size, shape, material and modus operandi, the project poses the question about the limits of interference in freedom.
Grand Prix at 12. Inspirations Festival in TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin (2017).