Bianka Rolando’s exhibition Black Box at Foksal Gallery consists of a cycle of photographs, dark-hued and set into black light boxes. Graphs, tables and drawings, which might be attempts at organising ideas, are scratched on to them. However, the ideas are blurred, elusive.
Rolando’s works are drawings almost posthumous, post-catastrophic and post-language. They are endeavours at showing, by means of images, her interior, poetic skill, its opacity and its mystery.
For Rolando, the black box also stands as a symbol of secrecy, of concealment. It emerges here as Mute Lectern, an object concealing potential meanings and attributes, becoming more precious than explicit ideas and beings endowed with an unequivocal meaning by language. The black box becomes beyond the bounds of language.