55 Rooms (in progress)
Polish high school students begin their four-year secondary school program at the age of fifteen. There are no secondary schools in farming communities, so teenagers attend boarding schools in the closest city. The fluorescent lit austere bedrooms are shared with three or four room mates, boys and girls separated. They follow a tight schedule that creates a new rhythm, stranded without family members and with virtual strangers. In these rooms, they develop new relationships and share the problems inherent to changing identities from that of teenagers to young adults, breaking free from parental control, forming intimate friendships, but also loneliness and alienation.