Pictorial textile installation referring to the medieval motif of danse macabre and to the motif of apocalypse and final judgment in art history. A procession of dancing skeletons from the 1929 Disney cartoon runs in a row through the sheets forming four screens. The painting Hell is other people hanging on chains completes the look. It has been painted on scarves with a printed skull pattern and covered in wax. The motifs in the paintings are taken from reproductions illustrating the biblical Apocalypse according to St. John and paintings by Hieronymus Bosch. They also feature various elements: embroideries, candles from a birthday cake, wires, pieces of washed fabric. The title of the exhibition is a quotation from poem Nocturne I of Aleksander Wat.

THE COMING OF PAIN WHEN IT KNOCKS MY BONE LIKE A DOOR, textile, acrylics, painting, chains, circa 4x7x3 m 2021, Survival Art Review: You ain't going nowhere exhibition view, Wroclaw 2021

THE COMING OF PAIN WHEN IT KNOCKS MY BONE LIKE A DOOR, textile, acrylics, painting, chains, circa 4x7x3 m 2021, Survival Art Review: You ain't going nowhere exhibition view, Wroclaw 2021

THE COMING OF PAIN WHEN IT KNOCKS MY BONE LIKE A DOOR, textile, acrylics, painting, chains, circa 4x7x3 m 2021, Survival Art Review: You ain't going nowhere exhibition view, Wroclaw 2021, detail

During my solo exhibition in Domie (Poznan PL), the textile installation forming three tents became a stage set for a choreographic performance that involved the painted skeletons “coming out” of the painting into space and performing a ritual dance of death to a broken synthesizer melody. The performance was performed by Maryna Sakowska, Rafal Zarski and Jakub Kosecki. 
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