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Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy
Afterlife - signed copy

Afterlife - signed copy

Vendor
Katarzyna Korzeniecka and Szymon Roginski
Regular price
€450,00
Sale price
€450,00

Edition of 10
selfpublsihed, signed and numbered
120 Pages, including 20 original ebru monotypes
every book is unique - with different ebru monotypes
on the cover and iside.
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Graphic design & illustrations: Piotr Chuchla
Texts: Anja Franczak and Katarzyna Wąs
Translation: Karolina Rogalska, Ewa Opałka
Managing editor: Karolina Andrzejewska-Batko
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Afterlife is visual dialogue conducted between Szymon Rogiński’s photographs and timeless structures of Katarzyna Korzeniecka’s works created using marbling (Ebru) technique.
The publication addresses one of the most difficult topics: life and death, the funeral branch, and the dignity of deceased persons and their mourning loved ones. Without judgement or evaluation, it shows the Polish reality and provokes reflection.

The funeral establishments depicted in the photographs are in places that are bustling with life, in-between grocers’ and wedding dress designers, surrounded by neon signs and omnipresent ads encouraging us to consume. In the empty scenery of nocturnal landscapes, Roginski freezes with the silent objectiveness of the camera the pieces of reality where life encounters the metaphysics of death.
The brutal aesthetics, banners and promotions, all conceal the marketing
approach of the funeral branch, where pursuit of worldly possessions definitively wins, while the priority for funeral establishments is to quickly dispose of the dead person’s body.
The works of Katarzyna Korzeniecka, where she uses thousands years old marbling technique, imitate the materials traditionally used by grave-makers. Making gravestones for dead persons is a manifestation of the need to retain something material, becoming a symbol of victory over death. Ebru pictures, created by means of water and paints made of natural pigments put in motion, touch upon the metaphysical essence of life, its fragility, and its evanescence.