Bownik, Gamers, series of 17 photographs, archival print on dibond, framed box, 92 cm x 110 cm i 54 cm x 66 cm
Pictures from the solo exhibition ' Gamers ' in Yours Gallery/Wystawa indywidualna, Warsaw, Poland, 2010.
"The project consists of two parts: Gamers and Training Halls. Large-format portraits reflect a typological approach to the new image of a sportsman, whose physical representation is not known to his rival due to the electronic form of competition. In this project, the gamer is revealed to everyone. Yet, this is not about exposing or trying to match the reality with the mental or virtual images of individuals. This is a sort of analysis of the cyber environment and people who constitute it. Each of the photographs of a room interior shows two realities overlaying in a single image. The rooms fulfill the role of a training site for everyday gaming practice, as well as a normal bedroom, where details and objects betray the history of growing up in this place. The mixture of the training place of an e-gamer and his personal surroundings creates a very interesting and detailed picture. In 2008 Gamers project was granted a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage." (Bownik)
related: Feature: Game Face: The Art of Photographing Game Players (2000-2011)
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti