Play with Guns (2008): fabrics

self-designed objects of natural sizes
digital photography
10 digital prints, 50x70cm
PhD studies
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
2008

This project was inspired by Michael Moore’s famous movie “Bowling for Columbine”, which in Poland was promoted under the title “Play with Guns”. My series of works is a reflection on social processes related to the power of mass media in education. How do we understand the world of violence? How fast do we learn to copy violent behaviors? How do we, as children, learn to use potentially dangerous items and what do our parents think about this kind of toys? Just look at the kids playing with safe and soft guns… The familiar shapes of chosen objects, easily available war photographs and popular action movies gave them a wide picture on how to play with such toys.