Ludomir Franczak, Aleksandra Skrabek – 3256 trees

Galeria Labirynt | Plaza, Lublin, ul. Lipowa 13 (entrance from ul. Ofiar Katynia)
Opening: 30.05.2019 (Thursday), 7 p.m.
On display: until 12.07.2019 (Tue-Sun, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.)
Admission free

The exhibition raises the problem of the coexistence of a man and nature in the urban space and mutual influence of these two forces. The title of the exhibition, ‘3256 trees’, refers to the number of positive decisions regarding tree logging issued in Lublin in the last year. This overwhelming number shows that despite the fact that people depend on the environment, the latter is more often being degraded than treated with care.In course of the exhibition, Ludomir Franczak has been creating a map of the city that includes all the places of tree logging, and then, together with Jacek Jaźwierski, he made a specific pilgrimage to each of them. Photographs taken during trips have been systematically added to the installation in order to present the final picture and scale of tree logging in Lublin.

The exhibition is constructed by combining and building upon various materials: documentation of activities undertaken in Lublin and private archive of Ludomir Franczak and Aleksandra Skrabek. A palimpsest of materials referring to nature and colonisation of human practice is created as a result of artistic action.

An integral part of the project is publication – the translation of ‘Walking’, an essay by Henry David Thoreau (Polish translation by Juliusz Pielichowski).