First impulse to start the artistic activity entitled Plenitude – Realization (2011/2012) was the observation of dim light of the night in the non-urban landscape, including the moonlight and glow phenomenon. During the photographic recording, the project began to evolve, gaining new aspects and naturally developed into the story on identity. Consequently, painting cycle containing empty landscapes and their characters were created.
Both, the first and second part of Plenitude are shown from two perspectives. The main character is the insider brought up in a place that constitutes the entity concept. Her point of view, expressed in the video commentary, is mainly emotions, lack of distance, reliving memories, and farewell. She is a guide to the outsider, whose perspective is analytical, without personal connection with the place. The light was the first idea. Being manipulated, it became equally important in each performance as well as a bonding motif for Realization vol.1.
The material dimension, in parallel with the means of expression, is present in the second part of the absence of light.
Vivid, grown without the light white plants, plantation of toxic rhizomes (site-specific w Rokita) create something different – a meadow. Planting and growth of plants symbolize the emergence of a new one.
Plenitude – Realization [vol.1] summarized the time spent in that place on its elaboration in artistic activities, finding the type of arrangement and making aware of its identity. After closing, it was time for new one.
Video with horses (2 films) is a counterweight to the process of planting. Archival VHS from 1992 presents a picturesque motive – horses on the meadow. The second video is longer, recorded using a cell phone in the early summer of 2012 (after the completion of work on the Plenitude – Realization). It is a record of the last day of life of the same mare. The video is recorded by a child. Its questions are well heard but guardians’ answers are heard very badly, as if they were left unsaid, impossible to fulfill. The mare is about 30 years, as the main character. It is raining at the time when the main character is moving out from there.
Supplement is a new cycle based on the experiences of 2012.
Text: Kaśka Szeszycka, Konrad Królikowski