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Bile versus phlegm
by Ewa From Pabianice
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Title:
Bile versus phlegm

Author:
Ewa From Pabianice

Description:
Unfortunately, it is very difficult for me to choose only one picture of my work, which was working on most of this year. My work "Bile versus phlegm" is really big because it consists of four parts (one of them consists of 7 smaller ones): 1. "Choleric" - a large dominant dynamic form (about 300 x 150 x 120 cm) 2. "Phlegmatic" - one vertical plane stretched over the structure (about 150 x 110 x90 cm) 3. "Sanguine" -7 smaller parts - presented as different sizes circles hung on a fishing line (example size - about 50 cm) 4. "Melancholic" - A cuboid with a symmetrical internal division (about 180 x 90 x 90 cm)-> this part still requires some work. The whole piece creates a coherent layout and everything consists of almost 10,000 plastic bottlenecks, construction and fishing line. I attach one bigger photo - the most completed sculpture- to the competition indicating the scale of my project ... and the problem of plastic accumulation. In addition, I attach a important part of my written work, which in part may explain the title of the project: I recently asked myself: "Why are the huge whirlwinds and giant sea monsters always being seen as a threat in pirate movies, and no one mentions the endless drifting islands of rubbish ...? "Imagine how terrifying would be the vision of throwing the popular figure of Captain Jack Sparrow on such an island. Or his opponent, Davy Jones, a slave of the seas, not growing up in shells but toxic batteries. With neck, which is choked by a plastic string and belly full of cork. It is known that some things are better and more convenient to ignore. I was just wondering what would happend be if general consciousness was shaped by what is actually important. The purpose of my work was to show the mutual dependence of forms inspired by ancient humoral theory. I quickly came to a bitter reflection that human behaviour and habits will affect this work more than I would like to. Liquidity, layering, stability - a scheme that will last for centuries. I noticed analogies that I would rather not know. Adjectives that were a determinant of human psyche became malicious sarcasm. In terms of ecology, I still cannot do much more than when I was a child which was scared of the island of garbage in the distant ocean. I can only express my surprise more loudely and more clearly. I can start only from myself, but I hope that the image of what can be created alone from materials collected in a short time will be remembered by the recipients better than words. During the last year, I stopped throwing clean plastic. Since when the space under the bed was full, I decided to stop only of the bottlenecks. I also looked for a place where I could get more plastic. I established the best cooperation with the management of the Student Houses of the Academy of Physical Education in Kraków. One employee was responsible for waste disposal from the area of generally accessible kitchens. Every day he collected garbage bags from the top floors, loaded them into the elevator, and then carried it through the cellar to the containers outside. The two basements of these dormitories have become the place of my several months of work. I pulled plastic bottles out of sacks, unscrewed the plugs and started a new segregation. In plastic bags, there were often cans, glass bottles, and sometimes accidental rubbish. Only in four months I collected and sorted almost 10,000 plastic bottlenecks. I would like the public to segregate the garbage well. I would like to involve more people. Finally, even original decorations (activity for younger ones) can be created from bottle necks, and colour segregation can have therapeutic values (for older ones). Joint splicing of these elements on spatial structures allows you to create unique forms, patterns and textures, and the final effect is raised by the awareness and reflections of the recipients. 2. In the 16th century, Poland was famous for its beautiful hand-woven tapestries (which can be seen at Wawel in Krakow now). And my place - Pabianice - has developed thanks to the textile industry. My grandparents have spent most of their lives in textile factories. One of the grannies still has a loom (frame) for weaving tapestries in the attic and sometimes weaves something small for pleasure. I would like it too. Unfortunately, the price of natural yarn is too big for me. In Poland, at a time when my father was a child, everyone who had a plastic bag was very proud of it. Each plastic bag was very respected and used many times. We currently have too many plastic bags. I would like to combine this story and try to create a plastic tapestry. It's always a big job, so I'd like to invite others to help. 3. I still remember the movie that I watched as a child. The film, which changed my perception of the slogan.
Description:
Unfortunately, it is very difficult for me to choose only one picture of my work, which was working on most of this year. My work "Bile versus phlegm" is really big because it consists of four parts (one of them consists of 7 smaller ones): 1. "Choleric" - a large dominant dynamic form (about 300 x 150 x 120 cm) 2. "Phlegmatic" - one vertical plane stretched over the structure (about 150 x 110 x90 cm) 3. "Sanguine" -7 smaller parts - presented as different sizes circles hung on a fishing line (example size - about 50 cm) 4. "Melancholic" - A cuboid with a symmetrical internal division (about 180 x 90 x 90 cm)-> this part still requires some work. The whole piece creates a coherent layout and everything consists of almost 10,000 plastic bottlenecks, construction and fishing line. I attach one bigger photo - the most completed sculpture- to the competition indicating the scale of my project ... and the problem of plastic accumulation. In addition, I attach a important part of my written work, which in part may explain the title of the project: I recently asked myself: "Why are the huge whirlwinds and giant sea monsters always being seen as a threat in pirate movies, and no one mentions the endless drifting islands of rubbish ...? "Imagine how terrifying would be the vision of throwing the popular figure of Captain Jack Sparrow on such an island. Or his opponent, Davy Jones, a slave of the seas, not growing up in shells but toxic batteries. With neck, which is choked by a plastic string and belly full of cork. It is known that some things are better and more convenient to ignore. I was just wondering what would happend be if general consciousness was shaped by what is actually important. The purpose of my work was to show the mutual dependence of forms inspired by ancient humoral theory. I quickly came to a bitter reflection that human behaviour and habits will affect this work more than I would like to. Liquidity, layering, stability - a scheme that will last for centuries. I noticed analogies that I would rather not know. Adjectives that were a determinant of human psyche became malicious sarcasm. In terms of ecology, I still cannot do much more than when I was a child which was scared of the island of garbage in the distant ocean. I can only express my surprise more loudely and more clearly. I can start only from myself, but I hope that the image of what can be created alone from materials collected in a short time will be remembered by the recipients better than words. During the last year, I stopped throwing clean plastic. Since when the space under the bed was full, I decided to stop only of the bottlenecks. I also looked for a place where I could get more plastic. I established the best cooperation with the management of the Student Houses of the Academy of Physical Education in Kraków. One employee was responsible for waste disposal from the area of generally accessible kitchens. Every day he collected garbage bags from the top floors, loaded them into the elevator, and then carried it through the cellar to the containers outside. The two basements of these dormitories have become the place of my several months of work. I pulled plastic bottles out of sacks, unscrewed the plugs and started a new segregation. In plastic bags, there were often cans, glass bottles, and sometimes accidental rubbish. Only in four months I collected and sorted almost 10,000 plastic bottlenecks. I would like the public to segregate the garbage well. I would like to involve more people. Finally, even original decorations (activity for younger ones) can be created from bottle necks, and colour segregation can have therapeutic values (for older ones). Joint splicing of these elements on spatial structures allows you to create unique forms, patterns and textures, and the final effect is raised by the awareness and reflections of the recipients. 2. In the 16th century, Poland was famous for its beautiful hand-woven tapestries (which can be seen at Wawel in Krakow now). And my place - Pabianice - has developed thanks to the textile industry. My grandparents have spent most of their lives in textile factories. One of the grannies still has a loom (frame) for weaving tapestries in the attic and sometimes weaves something small for pleasure. I would like it too. Unfortunately, the price of natural yarn is too big for me. In Poland, at a time when my father was a child, everyone who had a plastic bag was very proud of it. Each plastic bag was very respected and used many times. We currently have too many plastic bags. I would like to combine this story and try to create a plastic tapestry. It's always a big job, so I'd like to invite others to help. 3. I still remember the movie that I watched as a child. The film, which changed my perception of the slogan.
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