Looking at the various social and scientific uses of photography, Edgar Leciejewski employs an analytical and experimental approach to the medium of photography. In A Circle Full of Ecstasy, Leciejewski unites political leaders through a singular visual metaphor – right arms raised in greeting. Further connecting the images collected from press publications, the artist transposes them into cyanotypes.
Leciejewski considers the potential of aesthetic strategies in the presentation and composition of his work, creating a tableau composed of unframed individual panels. Consciously arranged, the images depict the figures rotating frame to frame, completing a full 360-degree turn. A Circle Full of Ecstasy invites the viewer to decelerate the act of viewing and seeing, to consider the dynamic between convention and singularity through a compelling visual metaphor.
For the first time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a single timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Edgar Leciejewski [DEU]~A Circle Full of Ecstasy
- Edgar Leciejewski
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm