Natalia LL (*1937, Poland) was heavily influenced by Polish Conceptual art and was part of the avant-garde art scene in Poland in the 1970s. In 1970, she co-founded the group of artists and gallery Permafo. She primarily works in the media of photography, video, installation and performance. Her work analyses the iconography of popular culture, mass media and pornography. Her performances and photographic documents of a trivial reality adhere to a strict, repetitive structure. She stages her own body and that of others in ambiguous, often suggestively erotic and ironic poses. In her later works, she also thematises suffering and death.
This video is part of a series of photographs and videos spanning several years with the title Sztuka Konsumpcyjna (Consumer Art), in which Natalia LL analyses the meaning of consumption and gives it an ironic twist, for example by assuming seemingly pornographic poses while eating a banana.
Courtesy Natalia LL & Foto-Medium-Art Gallery, Kraków