The project Core consists of seventy individual objects – wooden plates (30×45 cm). On each of it, painted white, there is a word “sorry” raised by sprinkling rust, every time in a different language or dialect. These objects – minimalist in their form and with intensely contrasted colouristic (whiteness and rust) – can function separately or create a kind of compact, sophisticated and monumental installation.
The title of work, by the utilization of phonetic resemblance words “core” and “corrosion”, is understood as entirely rusted, decayed genesis. The use of material – the rust taken from dirty everyday life, from worn and discarded objects, suggests how many things we ignore and push aside. Now the word “sorry” is a key to solve many difficult situations, often becomes a foundation for building human relationships. The words on individual plates are not rusted, but just made from rust, which assents the new meaning – structured/erected from a scrap. The linguistic context of the work, in which “sorry” is repeated in dozens of languages, shows that for all people there is a certain identical core. Vague “human nature” and a potential of making mistakes are historically repeated and universalized in the language.
REALIZED THANKS TO THE MARSHAL OFFICE OF THE KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE PROVINCE GRANT
Photos: Jacek Chmielewski, Tytus Szbelski
Translation: Hanna Piątkiewicz