The complexity of things, story, site specific installation for virtual space, 2021
In the recording, the narrator tells the story of an iron fence that surrounds a house that once belonged to her grandparents. She spent her entire childhood in this house, and only recently, as an adult, she has learned about the history of the fence, which was made by Jan Liwacz, famous blacksmith who also executed the inscription "ARBEIT MACHT FREI" over the entrance gate to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The story consists of numerous coincidences, confusions and uncertainties about some of the information. It turns out that digging up a history often brings more questions than answers and shows how difficult it is to touch the truth. In this case it also shows how strong is the urge that we have to mythologize history, make it more colorful or expansive for our own needs. The author also refers to the sociology of objects, described in detail by Marek Krajewski. The things we create have a specific function and only when we take them out of everyday life they become valuable to us, special and marked with emotions.