Conan is both the name the artist gave to his camera and the title of his work. The project involved keeping a record of a year-long photographic engagement, which – to cite Wajer – sprang from his sense of ‘curiosity, powerlessness, anxiety in the face of ongoing changes, progress and the excess of stimuli’. This engagement led to a series of images and photographs, produced directly on the sensor of a dismantled digital camera, by means of processes such as ‘painting, pouring over, covering with dust, cleaning up and destroying’. The last photographs in the series show a smashed camera sensor.
Bartosz Wajer’s mixed-media practice has been shown at a number of exhibitions and festivals, including at the Krakow Photomonth Festival in 2014. He lives in southern Poland and works as an engraver.