The book "A Girl and a Gun" is the result of cooperation between the author Agata Pyzik, curator Katarzyna Karwańska, graphic designer and artist Marta Lissowska and Bartosz Przybył Ołowski, publisher and founder of the Razem Pamoja Foundation. In 2018, Katarzyna Karwańska created the " A Girl and a Gun" exhibition on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura, which followed the relationships of violence, sex and colonial exploitation through the works of artists such as Miriam Cahn, Gustav Deutsch, Santiago Sierra, Bruno Schulz, Stanisław Grygny, Konrad Kwasek, Iwona Mysera, Grzegorz Sztwiertnia, Rafał Bujnowski, Youssuf Dara & Paweł Althamer & Daria Giwer, Marie Fahlin, Celina Kanunnikava, Dr. Lakra and Jadwiga Sawicka. The exhibition, which title was given after the film by Gustav Deutsch "FILM TO" (2009), was located in the House of Colonels, a colonial building with a dark past, towering over the rest of the island.
In June 2018, the critic Agata Pyzik came to the island to write a classic exhibition guide. Instead, a small in size but monumental book was created (over 300 pages), which is divided into two parts. First part is a dissertation on the topics raised at the Fuerteventura exhibition: violence, racism, surveillance, eugenics in the context of recent crises, where they manifest themselves with particular sharpness: refugee and climate, to which the epidemic COVID-19 added an epilogue.
The second part is Pyzik's personal, autobiographical essay about her relationship with travelling and therapeutic journey through travel and film memories. The book is accompanied by dozens of Pyzik's photos and collages, which were created in close cooperation with Marta Lissowska, artist, graphic designer and author of the entire visual concept of the book. The book is published by Bartosz Przybył-Ołowski's the Razem Pamoja Foundation (Pamoja Press). We plan to release it in the second half of May. The book will be available online, and if possible after the institution's opening, also at author's meetings.