and the time comes when our eyes are broken and we see

 

2019

 

curator: martyna nowicka

 

place: elementarz dla mieszkańców miast

 

butterflies, salt, timber, graphite beeswax, light, cakes

 

gallery space arrangement

pure graphite, beeswax, table made in Shou Sugi Ban technique, fot. Grzegorz Mart

tables made in Shou Sugi Ban technique, on the right side sculpture made of pure graphite and beeswax, on the floor salt,  fot. Grzegorz Mart

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The title of both: the project and the exhibition is a quote from the „Babette’s feast”, a famous novel written by Karen Blixen. While preparing this show in parallel I was finishing my PhD thesis, which is mainly about the process as an artistic medium. In the theoretical part of thesis I am invoking this author, exactly the chapter about the feast, in which she is describing the process of receiveing of a gift, which, regarding to the matter of food is quiet clear in a very primar meaning. But it is obvious that Karen Blixen novel’s essence is a monument of creation in wide significance. So, at this time I was soaked with the idea of sharing. I didn’t want to create just a solo show, I wanted to gather everyone interested about attending for the „exhibition” and surprise them with unusual event. I prepared cakes and a scenography for our feast, but the most important part of whole situation were people: both my friends and those one I saw for the first time in my life.