WHITESLOPE. A beautiful heritage : 15 EPSON C-Prints (different sizes)
Artists-in-Residence Programme - Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, Bialystok
As far as a photographic aspect is concerned, Whiteslope is a formally simple project. It is rather a series of photos than a typology: beautiful men and luxuriant nature. Can we be sure, though, that these photos fit into the local context? Up to the present day, Petersen has been famous for his subversive projects.
Artists-in-Residence Programme – first one in the history of The Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, but also the first one in Petersen’s carrier – lasted merely a month. Did Petersen live up to the task despite this hectic pace? How did he spend this time and what kind of work did he manage to create? What does his exhibition mean to the local artistic scene? Can it – according to the objective of The Zamenhof Centre – initiate a dialog and allay the fear of the Other? [Adam Mazur Ph.D. | curator | Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw]