pinhole photography

Dorota Walentynowicz builds her own cameras that do not work fully automatically and not even mechanically. They only follow the rules of optics and chemistry. This is a conceptual strategy that does not lack a certain emotional input. That can be observed in her seemingly aggressive way of handling the negatives. The usually untouched witness and receiver of light rays becomes an agitator on its own. Suborned by the artist, who formed it, the material sometimes refers to itself and gives hints on its own materiality. In bending, folding, and distorting the sensitive negative the artist does not only proof the delicate limits of the image but also the origin of imaging. (F. Kunze)