Ilona Maria Rybka
Project: Natural Habitat
In my artworks, I aim to depict the issues of labour, crisis and exploitation. Lack of job opportunities nowadays contributes to worldwide mental crisis. People looking for a job abroad nowadays often agree to illegal and unethical conditions in a workplace, for example long working hours.
Thesis: Contemporary Polish mentality as a remnant of The People's Republic of Poland as portrayed in Polish films.
There are reasons to think that modern Polish mentality was influenced by the communist period. Some of Polish comedy films made in that time make fun of the communist reality. Filmmakers had to do it by showing absurd situations of everyday life. In my thesis I suggest that we can trace the roots of modern Polish mentality back to the communist period and I give examples from the films to justify that opinion.