According to the report Big Data and What it Means, Leslie Bradshaw, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 2020:
Assumingly 90% of all information / data ever created appeared in the past two years
Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, this number has likely increased several times. We have reached a point of oversaturation, fatigue, and the stress it entails. We have become surrounded by percentages, numbers, and terabytes that conceal human vulnerabilities, suffering, and insecurity.
On January 11, 2022, according to official data, we exceeded the number of 100,000 people who died due to infection or complications caused by the coronavirus in Poland. It is as if a medium-sized city disappeared from the map of Poland. The death toll continues to rise. Nothing interesting…
Having worked for the media for several years, I created information. I used my camera to record, describe, and try to stay objective. Did it work? I don’t know. After the outbreak of the pandemic, I felt the information overload. Maybe it was fear? I got on my bike. I explored other places and started meeting new people. The photographs I took were different. Isteered clear of the tribal divisions that vividly decorate the landscape of social life. The ambiguous intangibility of the times we live in was set aside for a moment.
The photographs were taken in 2020 and 2021, the publication was issued in 600 copies by the Pix.House fundation. Magnet Headline and Magnet Standardare used throughout.
Photos and text: Adrian Wykrota
Photo edits: Krzysiek Orłowski
Content supervision: Anna Molter
Proofreading: Michalina Łabiszak
Translation: Konrad Baranowski
Preparing the photographs for printing: Ieva Austinskaitė