Fall” was a site-specific, ephemeral installation, formed out of
wood and cardboard, which after one and half months of beeing
exhibited, was dismantled and sent to the abyss. The installation was
made specially for the second exhibition at Museum of Modern Art in
institution just started to function in the former office
of „Emilia” furniture shop. The exhibition was titled
No Sorry” and
was „conceived and prepared during a seminar
at the Curatorial Studies at the Jagiellonian University in
was more than 12 years ago that this exhibition happened. Its idea
was to present the youngest generation of „emerging” artists.
it took place in the newly opened Museum of Modern Art in
it gave the opportunity for the career to flourish, either
the young curators or the artists. So the tension was high.
the decision of what to show, from my perspective, was preety
following the wishes of the curators, I decided to present the
site-specific piece. It was a huge sculpture/installation made
cardboard covered with black paint and suspended in the air
the help of fishing line. The shape resembled human body,
is cut into half. The upper part (head, hands, and torso)
in the building (the institution) and the bottom part
is leaning on the outer glass wall of the museum building,
is subjected to meteorological influences.
idea was simple. I was representing a situation in which the
(of young artist) is situated partly in the institution and
outside. While the indoor part keeps the body secure, the
part erodes through time. Gradually, the parts separate from
other. Two halves cannot stay the same.
installation represents a situation in which the body
falls into the institution, yet it is stopped and
by magical anti-gravity force. You might fall because
haven't seen the obstacle, or you might fall into oblivion,
can fail to be recognized and accepted by the institutional
or the art-world system at large.
from the perspective of the exhibition space, both inside
outside, the geometric shape referred to the architectural
of the building. The object itself was a physical
for viewers - to see another part of the exhibition, you
to crawl under or walk tight against the wall - and a visual
well, since it was not possible to look at the long exhibition
Only from the first floor of the “Emilia” furniture store
the installation recognized as a human figure.
At that moment the
space of „Emilia” furniture store
was not yet a part of exhibition
spaces of the Museum.
In 2017 the building was demolished by a developer.
don't know if it was because of no positive feedback about this
or an opinion of the director of the Museum that the
is ugly, that I felt I failed and did something bad.
returning from Warsaw to Katowice (where I had been living
that moment) I was sad about this failure and I created the
Song About Triangles”.
videoperformance I am trying to
play on the instrument dressed with a geometrical costume made of
cardboard. I am not fully in charge of the sounds I produce.
costume – protesis – influences, determines the music.
you are grounded by your parents, because you did something
hidden in your private room you still might have a chance to
yourself and create something beautifull.
I also feel remorse over the materials used in my artistic
and which have been abandoned. I am wondering what
to the cardboard and sticks that „The Fall” installation
made of. I imagine that those materials are on some waste
without context beeing just part of layers of rubish that
created and left. Yet the materials remember the good times
they were subjected to cultural context, and for feew weeks
part of some coherent body of meaning. I feel sad for them.
like to find those materials, dig them out from the
and say : „I am sorry. Let's be friends again, and
do together something important!”
maybe they feel ok, beeing somewhere beyond the border of art
life, nature and culture, subjected by erosion into new forms
soil or beeing just a garbage.