Exhibition view ŻAK | BRANICKA.With “Civil Defense” Kobylarz asks what happens to science if it takes a wrong turn? The works originated from his school day experiences of his “Civil Defense” course that taught Polish children First Aid measures and the basic knowledge of the building and handling of weapons in light of the Cold War.
Exhibition view Galeria Kordegarda, Warsaw.Szymon Kobylarz refers to the controversial, powerful system of electronic data transmission control that is subjecting contemporary life toever-greater control and scrutiny. The artist particularly focuses on how inhabitants of cities feel observed by the networks of urban camerassupposedly intended to ensure their safety. The consciousness of being controlled gives birth to a fear of the excessive limitation of freedom. Onthe one side, we have an intrinsic desire to feel safe and protected and on the other, we start to feel a loss of control over our own lives.
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