The term “event horizon” is the boundary marking the limits of a black hole or a tunnel of spacetime that separates observers from events, of which the former will never receive any information. In other words, it is a boundary within spacetime, upon the crossing of which the speed of any object or wave exceeds the speed of light in a vacuum. No object, not even light emitted from within, from behind the horizon, can leave this area. All that permeates the event horizon from the side of the observer disappears. It is the last shadow before pitch darkness which absorbs all the light. Event horizon is an arbitrary, if not metaphorical boundary.
“Event Horizon” is an intimate project. Kacper Kowalski’s photographs have long ceased to be an aesthetic stock-taking of nature. In the artist’s relation with his surroundings, the landscape has become a sort of medium, a tool depicting emotions, an image emanating inscapes and feelings, while the flight itself is a form of trance. The author hands over the reins to instinct, which leads to surprising, unexpected if not mystical experiences, triggering unexpected reflections and interpretations.
Kowalski tries to understand his own perception of the world, unwittingly incorporating archetypes into his modes of observation. They are aligned with the landscape at a personal, intimate frequency. He not only sees images, but feels through them, observes nature in terms of photography, not knowing where it will take him, what emotions it will evoke and what it will reveal in his subconscious self.
Curator: Maja Kaszkur