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