'I am a Pole so I have polish responsibilites' aka 'Self-portrait with borrowed man' from the series 'Methods of camouflage in contemporary Poland'
Poland in the last few years, more and more flows with different visual possibilities to manifest political views and Polish identity. ‘Patriotic industry’ is teetering between the products which are ‘100% Polish’ (which is strongly emphasized by newly established brands and shops), and gadgets ‘Made in China’ (which is no longer underlined). Color and national symbols are legally protected, but they have been completely appropriated by the Polish right-wing and set among nationalist symbols of hatred. Using patriotic items purchased by me, I test different ways of camouflage. My contemporary Polish camouflage is an inversion of masking. It is a visual manifestation, where brightness and visibility is crucial.
As a lesbian living in Poland I camouflage myself as a heterosexual couple: with a borrowed man.