Emilia Maryniak – artist

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Emilia Maryniak

Installation view, photo©TRAFO
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view


green light, iron net, natural grass / xanthorrhoea australis

Associations and linguistic sequences are the starting point of the installation built from green light and tangled up grass fibers.
“To weave” is to combine long and thin parts through mutual interlacing. To weave three after three, chaffer and grind. Woven grass like speech. Twine and plug the flow. Sew up the barrage of words. Leakage, seepage of strict meanings. Gossip seeps, stings. Scratches the stiches of words.

The wordplay on which the work is based is fully understandable only in Polish, where the word “gossip” (plotka) has a connection with the word “plait” (splot), and “weave” (pleść).
The construction is built as a tunnel-gate which everyone has to go under (to see other parts of the exhibition) and everyone has to be touched by unpleasant grass-stalks (xanthorrhoea australis, “steel grass”), just like the words around us without value or significance which we can’t avoid.

as a part of GOSSIP | PLOTKA exhibition at
TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin, Poland