Gudzowaty – Beyond the Body
Thomas Gudzowaty in the eyes of Nan Goldin
Beyond the Body is the result of an unlikely meeting between Tomasz Gudzowaty and Nan Goldin, who represent diametrically different personalities, sensibilities, and modes of artistic creation, yet both of whom stand behind stunningly clear, consistent visions.
Goldin draws on Gudzowaty’s rich archive to create her own narrative—detached from its original thematic context and purpose to form a continuous flow of images that reaches a deeper, metaphysical dimension of sport.
The people in the photographs—flying, floating, upside down—strive to escape, to liberate themselves from corporeal limitations, and to transcend their physical boundaries in order to attain a mystical state of mind. As Goldin lucidly puts it: “They are breaking the rules of how we are bound to the earth.”