Izabela Żółcińska, All That is Red in Me
Icons of victory/ TransFORM 100 artists - 1980, 1989, 2009
2006 Gallery 2b, Museum of Technology, Warsaw
2009 Humboldt Umspannwerk, Berlin
Curator: Jozef Zuk Piwkowski, Klara Kopcinska & Adam Klimczak, Jerzy Kalina, Magda Potorska, Renata Jaworska, Jan Gryka
This text accompanies an installation composed of 31 red standard bread loafs.
All that is red in me.
Subject: born 1975.
Environment: world with no bananas.
Two focal points of the room – TV set and a huge pot with a Dracaena. On the screen – a broadcast of the 1st of May parade from the Red Square in Moscow. We wish the First Secretary dies. A new First Secretary arrives. We wish again. Another First Secretary.
The same room. Dracaena is replaced by a Christmas tree. I rush to the to be there before Santa Claus called “Grandpa Frost”. The serious voice of General Jaruzelski can be heard from the TV set.
Everyday, during breakfast the same question raised by Grandma (“What would you like to eat?”) provoked the same answer – “Bread and butter”. Grandma read stories during breakfast – granddaughter liked the one about the red Square in Moscow, a book with movable 3D pieces.
Red time passed by. Red colour hides right under the skin.