Passage of the Rose in the Łódź

The author of the project is artist Joanna Rajkowska. Róża’s Passage, compared to the author’s earlier projects, is a unique and personal project that refers to the illness of the artist’s daughter – Róża. The implementation of the project was very laborious, it consisted of gluing pieces of mirrors cut into small parts of the tenement house at ul. Piotrkowska 3. All walls in the backyard of the tenement house were made of textile mirrors. The enormous amount of light that has entered the yard made the place. Extremely flickering. The light-reflecting mosaic enlivens the surroundings, the fragments of mirrors seem to be mismatched and distorted images. However, it will only be an illusion that we are dealing with the shattering of mirrors symbolizing the diseased retina of the eye. It is for passers-by of examining applications to re-assemble pieces of reality. Róża’s Passage is a project concerning the obligation to put a painting together. These actions are symbolic gestures referring to the reconstruction of Róża’s retina after chemotherapy. After the illness, the girl has only residual vision, it is possible that her perception of reality also involves defilement of the whole fragment of the picture.

Izabela, volunteer of European Solidarity Corps in In Situ Foundation in Sokolowsko.This project is co-funded by European Solidarity Corps.

Author: European Volunteers in Poland

A blog curated by volunteers taking part in European Solidarity Corps initiative in Poland and coordinated by Active Woman Association

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