Agnieszka PolskaThe New Sun
Agnieszka Polska, The New Sun [still] 2017, HD animation, 12 min. 19 sec.
Agnieszka Polska’s recent digital media works investigate society’s shared experiences of environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. In an era characterised by fluid concepts of truth, Polska uses fictional narrative devices such as artifice and myth to manipulate objective experiences of space and time. Polska’s acclaimed video The New Sun, 2017, premiered in Australia at Heide for PHOTO 2021, a new international festival of photography across Melbourne and regional Victoria. The work features a projection of the sun personified as an animated character who addresses the audience directly with scientific theory, poetry, hackneyed jokes and crooning love songs.