The Legend of the River

2015, Two channel HD video installation, 09:13 min, sound, performance, graphic work, text, 2015

"The Legend of the River" is a collaboration with Magda Wolnicka. It was developed during a DART residency in Lancaster in July 2015. The work consists of a performance, a map and a text. During our action we drew a line from the library, which was our work base, to the river. Drawing the line, we used silhouettes of our bodies – as one of us was lying on the floor, the other one drew the contour. We used the line to create a graphic work, that reminded a map of a coast line and wrote a text, a kind you would find in a tourist guide, that described how to follow the line to find the river.

Full video – The Legend of the River
public intervention, performance, nina adelajda olczak, lancaster, art, legend of the river
Public intervention, Lancaster. Photo credit – Jowita Lis
public intervention, performance, nina adelajda olczak, lancaster, art, legend of the river
Public intervention in Lancaster. Photo credit – Jowita Lis
public intervention, performance, nina adelajda olczak, lancaster, art, legend of the river
Public intervention, Lancaster. Photo credit – Jowita Lis
public intervention, performance, nina adelajda olczak, lancaster, art, legend of the river
Public intervention, Lancaster. Photo credit – Jowita Lis
public intervention, performance, nina adelajda olczak, magda wolnicka, lancaster, art, legend of the river
Exhibit view, Contemporary Art Gallery Opole
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Exhibit view, Contemporary Art Gallery Opole
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Exhibit view, Contemporary Art Gallery Opole
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The Map – Exhibit view, Contemporary Art Gallery Opole
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Exhibit view, Lancaster
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Exhibit view, Lancaster
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Map and its legend, Lancaster
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The text – English version
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The text – Polish version