Janus: Synagogue

Janus: Synagogue

2016 - ongoing

C-type prints on dibond, aluminium frames, 2 x 80cm x 80cm x 5cm.

Series of paired photographs begun in 2016. Each pair shows the interior and exterior view of the same window. Each window is from a different location. 

The buildings are not selected at random. They are all in transition, suspended between their past and their future. One building is a former synagogue in central Poznań. This building was gutted by the Nazis and converted into a swimming pool for Wehrmacht soldiers. It remained a swimming pool until 2011, but today it is empty. However there is a plan to convert it into a luxury hotel. 

The work is named Janus after the Roman god of thresholds. For him the past and the future are imaginary places, the border between them the one concrete space. With one face looking into the future and the other into the past, Janus stands between one space and another. He is the threshold. Unable to step back into the past or step forward into the future, he steps into nowhere. He moves but stands still.

 

 

Janus: Al. Marcinkowskiego 28

Janus: Al. Marcinkowskiego 28

2016 

C-type prints on dibond, aluminium frames, 2 x 80cm x 80cm x 5cm.

 

Janus

Janus

2016 

C-type prints on dibond, aluminium frames, 2 x 80cm x 80cm x 5cm.

 

Janus: Asylum North

Janus: Asylum North

2016 

C-type prints on dibond, aluminium frames, 2 x 80cm x 80cm x 5cm.

Janus: Asylum East

Janus: Asylum East

2016 

C-type prints on dibond, aluminium frames, 2 x 80cm x 80cm x 5cm.

Janus: Gwiazda Theatre

Janus: Gwiazda Theatre

2016

C-type prints on dibond, aluminium frames, 2 x 80cm x 80cm x 5cm.

Neither Here nor There: Crimea, 2017,  photograph of old brick from foundation of a town house in Yalta.

Neither Here nor There: Crimea, 2017, photograph of old brick from foundation of a town house in Yalta.

Neither Here nor There series of photographs.

2016 - ongoing

Bricks, rocks and rubble collected from unstable locations. Fragments and splinters of places and memory, translated into landscape. An object reconstructed as an environment.

Neither Here nor There: Sauran, 2017, photograph of old brick found near the ruins of the ancient city of Sauran, Kazachstan.

Neither Here nor There: Sauran, 2017, photograph of old brick found near the ruins of the ancient city of Sauran, Kazachstan.

Neither Here nor There series of photographs.

2016 - ongoing

Bricks, rocks and rubble collected from unstable locations. Fragments and splinters of places and memory, translated into landscape. An object reconstructed as an environment.

 

Neither Here nor There: Aralsk, 2017, photograph of silicate found in Aralsk, Kazakchstan.

Neither Here nor There: Aralsk, 2017, photograph of silicate found in Aralsk, Kazakchstan.

Neither Here nor There series of photographs.

2016 - ongoing

Bricks, rocks and rubble collected from unstable locations. Fragments and splinters of places and memory, translated into landscape. An object reconstructed as an environment.

Nº13

Nº13

 2017

silicone, surgical suture, wall remains, 200 x 200cm

Nº13

Nº13

2017

 silicone, surgical suture, wall remains, 200 x 200cm

Nº13

Nº13

 2017

silicone, surgical suture, wall remains, 200 x 200cm

Nº13

Nº13

 2017

silicone, surgical suture, wall remains, 200 x 200cm

Nº13

Nº13

 2017

silicone, surgical suture, wall remains, 200 x 200cm

Nº13

Nº13

 2017

silicone, surgical suture, wall remains, 200 x 200cm

Nº13

Nº13

Sediment

Sediment

2014 - ongoing, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

Photographs of insulation taken during the demolition of a house. Cement sacks and scraps of newspaper, twisted and crammed into the wall cavity.

I am interested in how architecture contains and combines physical and mental structures, and in how those structures filter into our identity. We witness on an ongoing basis the construction, destruction, repair and transformation of places. An epoch and its political systems are physically embedded in the material. Gordon Matta-Clark liked to say that we live like a layer of skin on the buildings we inhabit. I am intrigued by the thought of these living layers of architecture, the ambiguity of their surfaces and by their haptic nature.

Sediment

Sediment

2014, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

Sediment

Sediment

2014, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

Sediment

Sediment

2014, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

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Undo: Fold

Undo: Fold

2014, Cement sacks and scraps of newspaper, twisted and crammed into a wooden frame. 

Undo: Fold

Undo: Fold

2014, Cement sacks and scraps of newspaper, twisted and crammed into a wooden frame. 

Undo: Fold

Undo: Fold

2014, Cement sacks and scraps of newspaper, twisted and crammed into a wooden frame (Detail).

Undo: Fold

Undo: Fold

2014, Cement sacks and scraps of newspaper, twisted and crammed into a wooden frame (Detail).

Undo: Fold

Undo: Fold

2014, Cement sacks and scraps of newspaper, twisted and crammed into a wooden frame (Detail).

undo: wall

undo: wall

2014, rubble and cement

undo: wall

undo: wall

2014, rubble and cement

undo: wall

undo: wall

2014, rubble and cement

Undo: Wall

Undo: Wall

2014, rubble and cement

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

2016, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

Rubble from the ruin of a monastery in Elbląg, Poland.

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

2016, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

Rubble from the ruin of a monastery in Elbląg, Poland.

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

2016, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

Rubble from the ruin of a monastery in Elbląg, Poland.

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

2016, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

Rubble from the ruin of a monastery in Elbląg, Poland.

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

2016, Lightjet C-type print on dibond

Rubble from the ruin of a monastery in Elbląg, Poland.

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

2016, El Gallery, Elblag. Site-specific sculpture constructed of rubble from the ruin of a medieval monastery attached to the gallery.

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

2016, El Gallery, Elblag. Site-specific sculpture constructed of rubble from the ruin of a medieval monastery attached to the gallery.

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

2016, El Gallery, Elblag. Drawing.

neither here nor there

neither here nor there

Interior

Interior

Interior 1, 2010, Lightjet C-type print on dibond, 80 x 240cm

Interiors constructed from the exterior of a tower-block housing estate.

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Unit

Unit

2010, Lightjet C-type print on dibond, aluminium frame, 100 x 100cm

Interiors constructed from the exterior of a tower-block housing estate.

Unit 2

Unit 2

2010, Lightjet C-type print on dibond, aluminium frame, 2 x 100 x 100cm

Interiors constructed from a single external wall of a residential tower block in Poland. 

Unit

Unit

Black 1

Black 1

2012, Lightjet C-type print on dibond, 200 x 200cm

Interior constructed from the exterior of a tower-block housing estate.

Black 2

Black 2

2012, Lightjet C-type print on dibond, 200 x 200cm 

Interior constructed from the exterior of a tower-block housing estate.

Black 3

Black 3

2012, Lightjet C-type print on dibond, 200 x 200cm 

Interior constructed from the exterior of a tower-block housing estate.

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Karola

Karola

Viktoria

Viktoria

Eva

Eva

Barbara

Barbara

Hilda

Hilda

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planeta

planeta

2005

palm size, the world map crumpled up by hand