The exhibition takes on the form, literally, as well as symbolically, of a crosssection. This section through the Polish landscape is here understood as a polyvalent and perhaps most importantly, a multi-layered image. This image creates an experience of its entirety through the use of singular fragments, instilling a desire to journey along it. In order to achieve this, two places were chosen: Zakopane and Gdynia. These cities become the starting points, forming two polarities, each characterised by a strong identity.
Between these two cities, a line was drawn which defined our cross-section. This 600km long and 10km wide stretch of land is in the following step analysed. This creates a juxtaposition of large cities with smaller towns, as well as villages and their countryside. The aim is to show buildings – from urban to more rural ones; buildings within their context, the everyday as well the more iconic. According to guidelines defined by the curators, a journey is undertaken, during which a number of artists are asked to document the aforementioned points.
Each frame from the section is later on assembled into one single image – a collage around 25m long – which becomes the centre piece of the exhibition, determining its form and realisation within the Polish pavilion.
|Offener Wettbewerb 2014
|In zusammenarbeit mit Design–Crit
Patrycja Okuljar, Michał Świtalski, Rene Wawrzkiewicz