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Krystyna Ziach
Aqua Obscura II
Lambda-print, 185 x 175 cm, 130 x 125 cm, edition 5 each
Aqua Obscura 2000-2001
Collection of the Foundation of Visual Arts, Amsterdam

/.../ Ziach photographed the water surface which was covered with an infinite, dotted pattern of algae cultures. These cultures, when blown up into a larger size, obtain a kinky almost abstract structure. Aqua Obscura shows a puddle in which a series of photo negatives are floating around with portraits of one and the same person. They are half concealed between the algae, as human residues. The method of portraying photos within photos has the affect of memories in multiplied form. /.../
Archê -The Ambivalence of Water and Fire, text by M. Thijsen, from the book Infinity & Archê, published by Thieme ART, NL, 1996; read more: on the website: www.krystynaziach.com /documents