Title: “Amplifying Nature”
Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska
Curator: Anna Ptak
Exhibitors: CENTRALA (Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis) in collaboration with Jacek Damięcki and Iza Tarasewicz
Architecture serves not only to offer protection from nature, but is inherently connected with phenomena such as gravitation, water circulation, or the day-night cycle. This concept is present in nature-amplifying designs from the history of Polish architecture: the Warszawianka sports complex, inscribed in the Vistula River escarpment, designed by a Jerzy Sołtan-led team of the Art-and-Research Workshops of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Zofia and Oskar Hansens’ Szumin House, and Jacek Damięcki’s visionary, unrealised design of the Floating Rotary Pavilion, and in two original designs by CENTRALA — the vertically open Cabrio House and the Rain Pavilion. The installation utilises the phenomenon of water displacement and uses water as an information medium — an environment for drifting architectural models. Throughout the 6 months of the show, the pavilion will be actively shaped by factors including water, daily and annual light rhythms, or viewer interaction, demonstrating how architecture is inclusive in processes of physical change.
- Analysis of the water system of the Warszawianka sports centre, 2015, Amplifying Nature