The Navel-string

 

3 Aug - 12 Aug 2018

Kjerringøy Land Art Bienniale, Kjerringøy, Norway.


Temporary site-specific installation. Technique: braiding, material: Carex vesicaria called sennegrass (Norwegian), length approximately 80 m.

The work is dedicated to women in Polish- Norwegian family of the artist. The mother in law - Karin, was born in Alsos (Kjerringøy). The work intends to "touch" this woman heritage, kind of "soft power" by making an aliveness bound with the landscape and a powerful nature on the Kjerringøy peninsula. The installation was inviting to walk following the line. Sennegrass, the main material of a braid, was used by the Sámi people as an isolation material, giving warmth and keeping dry.


Documentation

Izabela Żółcińska. The Navel-string. Image 01 photo by Dan Mariner

Izabela Żółcińska. The Navel-string. Image 02 photo by Dan Mariner

Izabela Żółcińska. The Navel-string. Image 03 photo by Izabela Zolcinska

Izabela Żółcińska. The Navel-string. Image 04 photo by Dan Mariner

Izabela Żółcińska. The Navel-string. Image 05 photo by Dan Mariner

 

Izabela Żółcińska. The Navel-string. Image 07 photo by Izabela Zolcinska

Izabela Żółcińska. The Navel-string. Image 09

 

Izabela Żółcińska. The Navel-string. Image 10