The whole system is built on some mistake. The foundations of humanity are badly poured. So I make a journey in search of other orders. Here I meet cyborgs, deities, angels and demons. I create a utopian vision of the world based on friendship, empathy, love and respect for natural rhythms.
A world of unfettered freedom where patriarchal systems that perpetuate gender inequality, discrimination and oppression are challenged and ultimately dismantled. Here the cyclical nature of life, death and rebirth intertwines with the fluidity of gender and sexuality. And the changing seasons, phases of the moon, and cycles of birth and decay are metaphors for the diversity and fluidity of modern identities. The classical idea of mimesis assumes that art imitates reality. I reverse this order — let reality imitate art.
Agnieszka Sejud is a visual artist living and working between Poland and Germany, a graduate of photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, with a master's degree in law, currently studying her MA at the HFBK Hamburg. In her practice, she mainly uses photography, digital and analog collage, creates books and zines, video works and installations. Sejud uses a variety of media to explore the components of her identity, the idea of individual freedom, and the systems of oppression that limit our independence. She often uses image deformation and deconstruction to achieve her goals, mixing fiction with reality. Her works are often performative and political in nature. She is a laureate and finalist of many competitions, incl. Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Award, Kassel Dummy Award, Photographic Publication of the Year, New East Photo Prize. Her works were exhibitied internationally.
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