Publisher: Instytut Kultury Wizualnej
Size: 17 x 21 cm (approx.)
Brilliant small book, very nicely edited and wonderful layout - grainy photos of waves, water, the beach and people at the Baltic Sea. Don't expect a documentation here, a break-up shifted the planned project into a darker direction, slightly depressing and melancholic, nevertheless the result is impressive and of its own beauty!
“Swell” is a story of a break-up and of unaccepted loneliness. About going back to the same places and memories that we can’t forget. At first it was supposed to be a documentary project about the Baltic Sea. So a plan was drawn up, the form was thought through, and the places to be visited were marked on the map. The photographs came about during trips together. The last joint photo was taken a little later-and a portrait on a negative ruined by the lab technician. The project no longer mattered, and the outings to the sea were now only an escape from daily life. Over a dozen colour “postcards” have survived from the first trips. They are the beginning of this story. There is no end yet. We’re about half-way.
Hardcover, cloth bound, edition of 350, of which 300 are numbered. Text by Kuba Rubaj & Mateusz Sarello, curator & photo edition by Michal Luczak. Design: Ania Nalecka/Tapir Book Design.