Relations – in the frame of ”Mad March 2” event / Grohman Palace, Łódź, Poland, 95
My first installations in space were formal solutions related to a specific space. The final decisions about the shape of the works – it had been made on the spot. I had previously reviewed the place or documentation under I designed the work. I often used in them a light source different from that in the existing space or corresponding with it – entering the ”discussion, relations”. I wanted to create a different atmosphere, impression of ephemeral structure, and at the same time emphasize the place – undefined, transient, temporary. For the most part, the material I used was paraffin, wax, pigments, asphalt, latex, wood, plasterboard, plywood, and metal.
Documentation of these activities has been preserved in a limited form on analog materials or VHS records. The works themselves, unfortunately, were also destroyed during the fire that consumed part of the building of the Artists’Museum in Łódź, where they were stored.
In the Grohman Palace (being renewed at the time) I used one room and placed two similar objects on opposite sides. I made both of them from paraffin (put hot), wax, plywood and electric light.
Artists: Małgorzata Borek, Jacek Mrozowicz, Jakub Jakubowski, Mariusz Sołtysik, Robert Rabiega, Beata Sowińskka, Konrad Kuzyszyn, Janusz Kucharski, Tomasz Matuszak, s.p. Belina, Zbigniew Dudek, Tomasz Drezler, Piotr Jedlinski, Ankh Fabrik (grupa), Wspólnota Leeżeć, Light Open Society (Maciej Szewczyk, Dariusz Fiet, Mariusz Wolański), Aleksandra Gieraga, Maciej Walczak, Ryszard Olczak, Barbara Konopka, Wojciech Gorski, Krystyna Misiak, Leszek Golec & Tatiana Czekalska, Wieslaw Barszczak, Katarzyna Korczak, Małgorzata Wróblewska, Katarzyna Forusińska, Ana Zadros, Paweł Kordalski, Monika Jagielska, Wanda Kowalska, Agnieszka Janik, Zyskowski – Kawszyn,, Ilona Majer, Monika Demczuk, Iwona Tomczyk, Magda Krupińska, Agnieszka Ścibor, Rafał Michalak, Malgorzata Kasprzak, Magda Samborska, Paula Drzewiecka, Joanna Chachulska, Jan Koza, Ewa Rozum, Alexandra Funk (USA), Anna Petrie (UK), Marek Sobczak, Arkadiusz Sylwestrowicz, Andrzej Chętko, Jerzy Zachara, Andrzej Brzegowy, Maciej Sobierajski, Jolanta Ciesielska, Andrzej Bobrowski, Joanna Kabała, Andrzej Awsiej, Dawid King, Paweł Konnak, Maria Waśko, Jakub Szulgow, Mariusz Olszewski, Jaroslaw Potoczny, Robert Lisek, Krzysztof Wałaszek, Dominik Podsiadły, Dariusz Stawski //
”Mad March 2” were curated and organized by: Tomek Matuszak, Robert Rabiega and Mariusz Sołtysik; cooperation on the second edition: s.p. Belina (good word and whispering in the media), Janusz Kucharski (fashion section and works from the textile and paper circles), Monika Jagielska (fashion section), Jacek Mrozowicz (emergency aid); main text about Mad March 2: “Riding on Max” – Jolanta Ciesielska and “Counter-intelligence” – Maciej Świerkocki