The visual character of the contemporary culture is the main reason why it is very often referred to as “image civilization”. When photography was invented together with technical abilities to reproduce pictures of the reality, that what had been authentic, individual and original started to be copied and duplicated and as a consequence it became amass. With the development of industry and the invention of photography a certain unique world has started to disappear. The process has begun in the XIXth century together with the mentioned changes. The project was created as a part of a XIX-> XXI series, which consisted of a set of theatre events happening in the city public sphere. The events are related to scientific and technical inventions which constitute the current reality. The form of the series resulted from the explorations of new means of expression and ways of communication. Scientists and theoreticians cooperating with Copernicus Science Centre were consulted for the purpose of the series.
The performance was shown at Krasińskich Palace where the audience was both an observer and a creator at the same time. When entering the performance the spectators were exposed to optical illusions, the effects of soda lamp, additive color mixing and zoetrope of Duchamp illusion. In one of the palace rooms, there was a photographic session of Izabela Łęcka together with an auction of family souvenirs. It was a theatre performance based on the motifs from the book “The Doll” by Bolesław Prus. Izabela,a symbol of rising amass beauty, is going to be photographed by Krzysztof Opaliński (fashion photographer). Spectators are provided with pinhole cameras and in this way they become actors in this performance which is devoted to the role of the science in culture. The light played a very important role there. Spectators witnessed an optical illusion experiment based on the theory of additive color mixing. Izabella’s dresses were changing their colors under the influence of light.