EVERYTHING IS FINE
Technical specification: single-channel video, 2020, 3’01”, audio
Describing Andy Warhol’s work, Hal Foster indicated as one of possible interpretation paths the “traumatic realism” which Warhol executed through multiplying images. One of the interpretations indicated that the device Warhol used was supposed to help deal with trauma. “Everything is fine” is a portrait of fear, anxiety about uncertain future, judgement, rejection, failure, confrontation. It expresses private anxieties of the artist who juxtaposes a multiplied image with the accompanying sound of chattering teeth. The shots feature the artist in the nude, framed in a particular way, as an incomplete bust. In Dzikowska’s work it seems that the multiplication of the image only enhances the feeling of fear, which relates to the sentiment among the millennials, her generation. The work was created at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.