I love you!
Jana Shostak (BY/PL)
video, 2015, 2:26
Social morality is dramatically changing due to increasing consumerism and mass media culture. Referring to this, the artist ask a question of whether love is becoming a social product and feeling is nothing more but a social scenario? Does unpredictable love exist in the postmodern culture? Or just the opposite, feelings are closely connected with social control, being a symbolic communication code?
Jana Shostak (PL/BY), born in 1993 in Hrodna, Belarus. Graduate of the Faculty of Intermedia at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (BA). Shostak is pursuing a Master’s degree at the Faculty of Media Art of the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw. In her practice, she focuses on activating communities within the non-artistic system. In 2015, she established one of the Polish Guinness Records. She has participated in numerous festivals and exhibitions, among others, Manifesta (Zurich), “Communis. Renegocjacje wspólnoty” (Labyrinth Gallery, Lublin), “There” (PKO B.P., Warsaw), “Not Aufnahme” (48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin).