• the matter of transgression

    This 2-day project was realized in a male prison in Rawicz. The main aim was reconsidering stereotypes and meanings of term ,,transgression''. Transgression can be understood as: - reason of current situation of prisoners - input in socially rejected area - working with living being and dead matter - approach of a local community to people behind the prison wall The first day was devoted to the topics of fears and taboos. The prisoners were asked to write the answers to questions about perception of beauty and ugliness, as well as the sources of fear. After that they had a direct contact with insects. They could touch Madagascar cockroaches and try to eat Zohobas morio maggots. It was interesting to observe how big influence on an individual has a pressure of the group. Second day was linked with tattoos - a language typical in prison’s environement. One prisoner made tattoos on pig legs. They taught me their tattoo methods. Those dead parts of animals were symbols of transgression.