Control Negative

Control Negative
art & creativity
Hungarian Premiere
Vektor VR
Monika Masłoń
Pola Borkiewicz
Jacek Nagłowski
Kajetan Zakrzewski

Using VR technology, Monika Masłoń situates the viewer in an emotional state where frustration, helplessness, anger, and sadness are used to reveal basic human assumptions, including the illusory conviction of being fully in control of one's own life. Confronted with the illusion, we remember that we are being fooled and are also fooling ourselves. The fictional world of the experience—a negative version of the real world—is a training space to better understand yourself and your emotions. The user is guided through seven chapters, gradually moving from physical activity to contemplation.


Monika Masłoń graduated from Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź where she studied at the Faculty of Graphics and Painting, in the Multimedia Graphics Department. IIn 2011-2016 she was PhD student at Polish National Film School in Łódź at Direction of Photography and TV Production department. She participated in numerous exhibitions and shows. Her works were displayed during festivals such as: danubeVIDEOARTfestival 2013 (Austria), Łódź of Four Cultures 2012-GENERATIONS, Warsaw Festival of Art Photography (2011, 2009, 2015), Focus Łódź Biennale 2010, Photofestival (Łódź - 2009, 2014). In 2011 she undertook work at the Institute of Art Education APS in Warsaw where she conducts classes with the students of the department of Arts education in fine arts in Modern art activity, Intermedia projects, Video and activity in space. She participated in numerous educational and arts projects such as: International Summer Academy in Scheersberg, Germany (photography workshops for European students), Between the West and the East - Crimea (coordination of art workshops and photography workshops), Belarus. Manual (photography workshops).