Defekty is made from three boxes of slides I found labeled “defekty”, Polish for mistakes. The defect is a camera strap blocking each view of these typical vacation shots, adding a new rhythm of abstraction and poignancy to this trek. While at first it seemed an obstruction, the crescent moon of the camera strap became a device for opening something else up in these otherwise mundane images, rescuing them from patronizing and shallow nostalgia.”

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Stephen Grebinski


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