Anka Leśniak


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WORKS 2008

THE PENITENT WOMEN BRIDGE

video-installation (loop)

the exhibition: Disenchanting. Constant process
BWA Wroclaw






Between the two towers of Saint Madeleine Church in Wroclaw there is a small bridge called the "Penitent Women Bridge". Previously it was a place where unfaithful wives were punished. They were obliged to clean and sweep the bridge during the day, so that all the town-people could see them.

As a part of the project "Disenchanting" that aimed at reviewing some past events, I decided to repeat the activity of the penitent women. I cleaned the bridge during the day when there were many tourists around, and in the project I asked the question if the city dwellers and tourists remember the legend. The results of my action are two videos presented as a two-channel video-installation.

other site-specific works


I only wanted to fly

Every house needs a balcony

The house of Lilith

Shame Stones

White Plague

Liquid Wall