”Song lesson”

recorded at Hagascoli in Reykjavik, exhibition “Sens in Place” in the frame of Reykjavik Arts Festival,Iceland, 2006

The “Song Lesson” project is designed to teach students a song in the Polish language. Students are going to learn a song they do not know in a language they do not know. The underlying idea of this action, refers to the old tradition of passing on historical or moral information, or legends through singing. The custom of singing songs was still practiced by the generation of my parents during family meetings. It was a form of keeping up family relations. Currently, this custom has been practically forgotten, replaced by television or audio players.
Also, this is a question about our ability to communicate, express emotions, improvise, remember, and forget.