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Positives, 2002-2003
Series of staged photographs, printed and reproduced photographically

Series of photographs restaging the famous historical press photos in a "positive version" - repeating the original in terms of composition, but changing the characters and the general meaning of the captured events. "The series is another attempt at playing with trauma" Libera comments, "we are always dealing with memorized objects, not the objects themselves. I wanted to employ this mechanism of seeing and remembering and touch upon the phenomenon of memory's afterimages. This is how we actually perceive those photographs ["Positives"] - the harmless scenes trigger flashbacks of the brutal originals. I have picked the "negatives" from my own memory, from among the images I remembered from the childhood."


Zbigniew Libera, Positives, 2002-2003
Residents, 2002, photograph, 120 x 180 cm

Zbigniew Libera, Positives, 2002-2003
Cyclists, photograph, 120 x180 cm


Zbigniew Libera, Positives, 2002-2003
Miracle, 2003, photograph, 120 x 175 cm

Zbigniew Libera, Positives, 2002-2003
Workers, 2002, photograph, 120 x 175 cm