Artists Krzysztof Furtas
Genre Installation
Edition Survival 11

Krzysztof Furtas’s Breakwaters, lined up along the riverside, were highly surprising objects. If they had not been made of Styrofoam, they could well have resembled a realistic monument to fighting with a flood, a symbol of exaggerated fear of the forces of nature, or a traumatic memory of the flood which destroyed Wrocław in 1997. A viewer who was certain of their weight and then saw them tilted by one person would be left with a feeling of anxiety or ridiculousness. Expectations may let us down by breaking from the meaning.
Breakwaters turned out to be a portable sculpture – they changed their arrangement several times. They could be moved from one place to another like gigantic blocks.

> Antoni Burzyński


photo: Justyna Fedec