(project created in cooperation with Jakub Skoczek and Mateusz Okoński, work in progress)

The project named with the code "13" is focused on formal analisys of the visual language created as a part of conspiratorial actions organized in the 1980s by polish anti-communist trade union "Solidarity". Project "13" is a curatorial experiment in which the act of isolating the signs from their original context is an attempt to return to the original authors' strategy of "recycling" signs and objects related to local cultural context. The intention of project's authors is the study of relations between various elements of the set and the tensions that organize perception of the code, resulting from the multiplicity of channels of distribution and social contexts of its functioning (generating tension between elitism and egalitarianism), diversity of visual narration's forms (text - sign - symbol - object), communication strategies (from informational to emotional communication) and the opposing poetics (pathos - black humor).


(work in progress)

"Labyrinth" is a project inspired by widely unknown artistic tradition of European proto-Avant-garde. It uses artistic strategies as a ‘tools’ to retell the official history of art and create unusual discourse, which connects the sources of early modern abstract art and the secret language of alchemic and mystic movements. The idea of the project is mainly based on historical research. Artifacts of ancient art appears as a props in the visual narration (as a book and a film), focused on the sophisticated ritual of quasi-religious organisation (similar to Masonic Lodge), taking place in the garden, which is a 3-dimensional map of European proto-Avant-garde.


"Ha-ha" is a project inspired by baroque garden architecture and 16th and 17th century abstract art (Lorenz Stoer, Wenzel Jamnitzer, Hans Lencker, Robert Fludd). It also refers to cinematographic work of Stanley Kubrick ("2001: A Space Odyssey") and Peter Greenaway ("The Draughtsman's Contract", "A Zed and Two Noughts").

In the Air, Ashore and on the Sea

The installation relates to history of the Central Industrial District and Stalowa Wola City - last of the Polish cities which was designed and built from the ground before 1939. Location of settlement inside the forest raised not only aesthetics of the living space - it also make easy a camouflage in case of the enemy attack. In the history of Stalowa Wola plait so two fundamental plots which in the symbolic way can achieve also to global history of the human civilisation: confrontation of wild nature and modern technology and collision of technological utopia with a war machine. This fight of elemental powers perfectly gives back the tense formulation coming from the pre-war slogan: "In the air, ashore and on the sea". In these words resounds an immemorial ambition of the man, to gain control over the world, and at the same time a threat on the side of difficult to curbing inhuman forces.