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2000, Discreet Return

Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Commissioned and produced by the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Dicreet Return sponsored by Can Pack S.A.
Curator: Ewa Gorządek
Asisstant curator: Stach Szabłowski
In the collection of MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, Poland (Discreet Return), the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland (Woman Shaped in Balls) and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw


The Story of a Chocolate Bar – The Light Art of Joanna Rajkowska

Listen. Use my body. Make a series of canned drinks, cosmetics
and frozen food from it.Use the body fresh, it's best.
First, you have to remove the skin and divide up the body.
Cremate some of the innards, keeping the remainder fresh.
Some of the organs, glands and bodily fluids must be saved.
Don't forget the neurons and the fat. Using these ingredients as a base, prepare carbonated beverages of different properties, 
later soap, ointment and perfume, finally frozen food.
When you've managed to do all this, sell it for good money.


The artist created a fictitious brand by imitating marketing techniques. Unified packaging design, professional mass production, quality allowing for safe use, form of advertising and pricing have been adapted to the standards of the consumer world. However, as indicated on the labels, six types of canned drinks, soap, petroleum jelly, perfumes, frozen foods were made on the basis of substances derived from the author’s body. References to the artist’s person also appear in the descriptions and photographs placed on the packaging. Their consumption has its unpleasant side effects. The author literally transforms her body, thoughts and emotions into quickly consuming goods.