Antiquity Now

ClientTomasz Laptaszynski
PhotographerTomasz Laptaszynski
PrizeNature / Landscape_N
Entry Description

A! is a project in which I’m looking for traces of antique culture in Polish household. I’m interesant in finding references in architecture and popular culture which are the result of contemporary interpretation of antiquity’s output. In my documentary I present the flood of buildings and objects bearing reference to antiquity but having a totally different function. It is targeted at showing how they are interpreted in contemporary Poland in which for obvious reasons there is no monumental evidence of antique culture of Egypt, Greece and Rome, and exhibiting how we use their potential. I’d like to show that today, when antique culture knowledge is no longer the basis of our education or a door to a better life, we create objects detached from classical patterns which were reinterpreted for centuries and now have at their source memories from our holidays in Greece or films about Cleopatra.