The majority of the photographs in the "Gesticulations" series show hands performing various gestures against a black or white background. Clenching and unclenching, putting hands together and taking them apart, joining the fingers and separating them, twisting the wrists, counting off – these are but some of the hand movements Dłubak photographed in series of twelve, sixteen or twenty four elements. The successive elements differ little, so their actual sequence is sometimes hard to guess. The series raises questions about the contextual nature of gestures, about the doer’s ability to influence their meaning and emotional message.
Nude female torsos, photographed from the neck down to the knees against a black background, perform precisely planned gestures: raising and lowering their arms, covering and uncovering the pubic mound, breasts, shoulder blades. Mechanical and impersonal as the gestures may seem, the models’ bodies themselves bear individual marks such as wrinkles, hairs, or tan. As with the hands series, the different gestures have been grouped into sequences of six or twelve elements.