For a Moment

Artists Konrad Peszko
Genre Video
Edition Survival 17

[…] The flaking oil paint in the basement of the hospital reflects Konrad Peszko’s video For a Moment, which depicts the demolition of the deteriorating railway hospital in ul. Lea in Cracow. The dissimilar fate of both buildings, which at one socio-political point were linked by the form of state ownership that resulted in the same nickname attached to them by the local community, raises questions about the social function of architecture in the changing social, economic and political realities. Peszko’s video combines photographic elements with 3D animation, transforming the demolished – or stratified – building into a sculptural model, gradually revealing layers of traces of its history. Concealed interweaves intimate stories with geopolitical and historical narratives; different perspectives come together in unexpected convergences. […]

Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 36.


photo: Małgorzata Kujda

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