Karol Tymiński

The Gardener

The Gardener is a contrary allusion to our problematic intervention in what is commonly understood by ecology a network of the interrelation of things, physical as well as organic and inorganic elements whilst taking into account both people and animals. Here, humankind is presented as the coloniser of the natural environment, adjusting its value according to its own needs, and predetermining the right of particular beings to exist, protecting some and eliminating others. In search of a possibility of a less aggressive human intervention in the incredibly vulnerable network of connections between being, Tymiński has scrutinised inter-material eroticism as a potential tool for making individuals more sensitive to so-called inanimate matter and achieving an equal status between the human body and its environment.