On Wednesday May 19, 2010 water on Vistula river reached the highest level in this region since 1860. The anti-flood dam broke at 6.40 am in Kocmierzow. Water flooded living quarters in Sandomierz, surrounding villages and almost entire Tarnobrzeg county. On Saturday June 5, the second wave of flooding came, bringing even more destruction.            

On Wednesday May 19, 2010 water on Vistula river reached the highest level in this region since 1860. The anti-flood dam broke at 6.40 am in Kocmierzow. Water flooded living quarters in Sandomierz, surrounding villages and almost entire Tarnobrzeg county. On Saturday June 5, the second wave of flooding came, bringing even more destruction.

 

 

 

 

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 A photographic essay INSIDE/OUTSIDE realized by Filip Ćwik during the great flood in 2010, near Sandomierz, opens a new perspective on knowledge and aesthetic. Sensory experience makes up an image forming a kind of semantic mark, and also a media icon.             -->

A photographic essay INSIDE/OUTSIDE realized by Filip Ćwik during the great flood in 2010, near Sandomierz, opens a new perspective on knowledge and aesthetic. Sensory experience makes up an image forming a kind of semantic mark, and also a media icon.             -->

 The theme is the flood. In the modern, disenchanted world attack of this element does not evoke ritual behaviours, yet it situates participants between chaos and fear. Ćwik does not flirt with the viewer with the extreme emotions drama. He doesn’t show people. He does the opposite. He builds an image of an encompassing silence, strangely vague peace in a world of abstract, grotesque sculptural forms, the remains of human existence. The essay is divided into two parts. INSIDE shows empty, vandalized interior. OUTSIDE is the black and white flood landscape.        -->

The theme is the flood. In the modern, disenchanted world attack of this element does not evoke ritual behaviours, yet it situates participants between chaos and fear. Ćwik does not flirt with the viewer with the extreme emotions drama. He doesn’t show people. He does the opposite. He builds an image of an encompassing silence, strangely vague peace in a world of abstract, grotesque sculptural forms, the remains of human existence. The essay is divided into two parts. INSIDE shows empty, vandalized interior. OUTSIDE is the black and white flood landscape.        -->

 When in the late 40s Chargesheimer planned to release an album dedicated to the destruction of Cologne, he had not found a publisher because of the estheticizing nature of the images. In Ćwik’s work aesthetic qualities form a certain phenomenon. The interior has a specific scenery which brings to mind the aesthetics of Judith Turner. Seduced by this sophisticated picture, we are almost inclined to deny the tragedy. There is something that affects our sensitivity limits, introducing aesthetic and mistical dimention. Elusive baroque vanitas in the theater world.  Katarzyna Haber-Półtorak

When in the late 40s Chargesheimer planned to release an album dedicated to the destruction of Cologne, he had not found a publisher because of the estheticizing nature of the images. In Ćwik’s work aesthetic qualities form a certain phenomenon. The interior has a specific scenery which brings to mind the aesthetics of Judith Turner. Seduced by this sophisticated picture, we are almost inclined to deny the tragedy. There is something that affects our sensitivity limits, introducing aesthetic and mistical dimention. Elusive baroque vanitas in the theater world.

Katarzyna Haber-Półtorak

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Flood Walls by Filip Cwik
 On Wednesday May 19, 2010 water on Vistula river reached the highest level in this region since 1860. The anti-flood dam broke at 6.40 am in Kocmierzow. Water flooded living quarters in Sandomierz, surrounding villages and almost entire Tarnobrzeg county. On Saturday June 5, the second wave of flooding came, bringing even more destruction.            
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 A photographic essay INSIDE/OUTSIDE realized by Filip Ćwik during the great flood in 2010, near Sandomierz, opens a new perspective on knowledge and aesthetic. Sensory experience makes up an image forming a kind of semantic mark, and also a media icon.             -->
 The theme is the flood. In the modern, disenchanted world attack of this element does not evoke ritual behaviours, yet it situates participants between chaos and fear. Ćwik does not flirt with the viewer with the extreme emotions drama. He doesn’t show people. He does the opposite. He builds an image of an encompassing silence, strangely vague peace in a world of abstract, grotesque sculptural forms, the remains of human existence. The essay is divided into two parts. INSIDE shows empty, vandalized interior. OUTSIDE is the black and white flood landscape.        -->
 When in the late 40s Chargesheimer planned to release an album dedicated to the destruction of Cologne, he had not found a publisher because of the estheticizing nature of the images. In Ćwik’s work aesthetic qualities form a certain phenomenon. The interior has a specific scenery which brings to mind the aesthetics of Judith Turner. Seduced by this sophisticated picture, we are almost inclined to deny the tragedy. There is something that affects our sensitivity limits, introducing aesthetic and mistical dimention. Elusive baroque vanitas in the theater world.  Katarzyna Haber-Półtorak
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Flood Walls by Filip Cwik

On Wednesday May 19, 2010 water on Vistula river reached the highest level in this region since 1860. The anti-flood dam broke at 6.40 am in Kocmierzow. Water flooded living quarters in Sandomierz, surrounding villages and almost entire Tarnobrzeg county. On Saturday June 5, the second wave of flooding came, bringing even more destruction.

 

 

 

 

A photographic essay INSIDE/OUTSIDE realized by Filip Ćwik during the great flood in 2010, near Sandomierz, opens a new perspective on knowledge and aesthetic. Sensory experience makes up an image forming a kind of semantic mark, and also a media icon.             -->

The theme is the flood. In the modern, disenchanted world attack of this element does not evoke ritual behaviours, yet it situates participants between chaos and fear. Ćwik does not flirt with the viewer with the extreme emotions drama. He doesn’t show people. He does the opposite. He builds an image of an encompassing silence, strangely vague peace in a world of abstract, grotesque sculptural forms, the remains of human existence. The essay is divided into two parts. INSIDE shows empty, vandalized interior. OUTSIDE is the black and white flood landscape.        -->

When in the late 40s Chargesheimer planned to release an album dedicated to the destruction of Cologne, he had not found a publisher because of the estheticizing nature of the images. In Ćwik’s work aesthetic qualities form a certain phenomenon. The interior has a specific scenery which brings to mind the aesthetics of Judith Turner. Seduced by this sophisticated picture, we are almost inclined to deny the tragedy. There is something that affects our sensitivity limits, introducing aesthetic and mistical dimention. Elusive baroque vanitas in the theater world.

Katarzyna Haber-Półtorak

Flood Walls by Filip Cwik
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