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Meadow Dresses (floral) 2013-2015


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pht. Piotr Dziurdzia

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pht. Piotr Dziurdzia

Series of photographs and performances in public spaces in cooperation with Piotr Dziurdzia

Courtesy of Joerg Weiler

Meadow Dresses combines a series of performances and photographs. I decided to make a collection of dresses for myself and my five sisters, made from wildflowers and invasive plants that grow in Krakow and the highland locality of Łapsze, where we all went on holiday when we were children. At the moment, Rozalia is the only one of my sisters living permanently in Krakow – she is a composer, poet and maker of Nativity Scenes. I dressed her in Marchwica (Mutellina purpurea), a type of wildflower. Weronika, who is also a visual artist, lives in Norway where the fjords are full of water lilies. Teresa is a percussionist and performer. She lives with her composer husband and their sons in Freiburg in Germany, but I managed to make her a dress of geraniums, when she came and stayed with us during the holidays. I dressed Julia – who way studying the cello in Hamburg – in elegant gentian. For myself, I made a dress from rosebay willowherb, which grows in the mountains. I also wanted to be the queen of Krakow's nature reserves. I blended into the landscape, wearing a dress made from goldenrod, when the meadows were covered by winter frost. Goldenrod is a highly invasive plant, that chokes all other native species, spreading at an extraordinarily fast rate. The series is not quite finished. I still need to make a dress for Justyna Koeke, who lives in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart, and who is a fantastic visual artist.

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Cecylia in a dress made out of goldenrod

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Teresa in a dress made out of blooming geranium

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Weronika in a dress made out of water lilies

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Rozalia in a dress made out of carrot flowers

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Julia in a dress made out of gentian

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Cecylia in a dress made out of Frost-covered goldenrod

Dresses made out of goldenrod on Fanaberie Ferformance.

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pht. Mieszko Stanisławski

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pht. Piotr Dziurdzia

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