Love actually project, in a courageous way, affects the condition ofa contemporary man. The intimate sphere , which to a large extent moved to the virtual world . The relationships without obligations , stripped of commitment, without intimacy , affection , touch, without consequences and promises.
Abandonment of direct relations to the benefit of spurious, artificial and elusive sensations. The internet has created a kind of mechanism that provides maximized visual experience while minimizing effort and true feelings . -->
Artificiality and falseness, of the non-existentworld, becomes a real dimension and real overview. Like watched through the keyhole, shamefully watched, gets amomentum and broader perspective. Poured into the light of the day, leaving us with the question about the future of human relationships.
The pictures are moving world of virtual events in the reality. The characters and situations are becoming real. As ifon the computer screen, sealed and captured in time, unwittingly the images arise. Two worlds infiltrate each other.
Warsaw / Poland 2011 - 2012
Filip Ćwik is one of the artists who use, process and edit things they discover in the virtual world. Knowingly exceeding the limits of privacy, he watched cybersex sessions and discreetly documented online rendezvous for more than a year and a half. However, these “borrowings” are not the main theme of Ćwik’s photographic series - the artist takes a nearly obsessive interest in studying human behaviours and emotions. This translates into a gesture-based tale of loneliness and helplessness. -->
Ćwik sensitively composes his photographs and is not afraid of exposing the porn reality he is observing. Carefully studied shots, often taken out of the original context, change the perception of pornographic image thanks to intended aestheticisation achieved through digital manipulation. The pixels visible in the photos become the dominant elements of the graphic and eliminate the purely sexual, violent and shocking nature of the images. The perverse title of the series "It's just love" is not a sarcastic comment by the author. It emphasizes the isolation and exploration of the substitutes for love in the reality dominated by virtual contact.