Projekt „Ż” (In memory of Zuzanna Ginczanka)

Project „J”, object/collage, 2018, Zuzanna Ginczanka. Only Happiness is Real Life exhibition view, Polish Modern Art Foundation, Adam Mickiewicz Literature Museum in Warsaw, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv (curators Sarmen Belgarian, Sylwia Szymaniak) / photo: Bohdan Yemets

Project „J” is an object, a poetic event/incident, which refers to collective thinking, spiritual legacy, to a modern VJ— Who’s talking about Jewish roots, polishness of a Jew, jewishness of a Pole? It is an exercise in pronouncing „J”, be „J”, you will be „J”, always „J”, remember „J”, somebody knows „J”, somebody will see „J”, sounds can never be replaced.

The inspiration for this project comes from the lives of two women bearing the same first name. It is about assuming roles, exchanging roles, emotionality, psychogeographic landscape – Zuza Heart and Zuza Zinc, Zuza Mountain and Zuza City.
A question is posed regarding self-determination and ownership, about language and the lack of it, a lack that has nothing to do with silence, where self-setetmination is not allowed, where in a society led by a majority  many daughters are inadequate. For Zuza Gincberg fatherland was the language, for Zuza Hertzberg motherland is sisterhood.

The project consists of a number of elements: Jewish resin, a warning soak by ironing a breach of pillowcase, a broken mirror, fractal structure, which brings to mind a nerve damaged by a shot recorded in the place of the country.

In Project “J” the artists are looking into each other’s eyes, it will be safe from now on.