The project "Self-Religioned" is about the search for "God" in the surrounding world. Being an atheist, I was looking for symbols of faith. I focus on folk objects of worship that reflect a non-institutional attitude to faith.
For centuries, art has not existed outside of religion. Therefore, studying art history up to a certain time, we study religious art. In my project, I explore art in order to get closer to religion on the contrary. For my research, I choose non-institutional objects, but aesthetics created by the followers of the cult. In my understanding, it practically becomes a pagan object, but thereby has a direct connection with believers.
The project was shot in Warsaw, Minsk and Gomel in 2016-2020.