As part of the Openings programme, carried out in 2021 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Land of Zgorzelec Open-air Festival, three three-week residencies will be organised in Opolno-Zdrój. The invited artists are: Wiktoria Kruk, the duo Kinga Bartniak and Iwona Ogrodzka, and Natalia Komorowska. Each residency will be held on a different date and projects will be developed throughout its duration. Below we present a short description of Natalia Komorowska’s concept. Visit our sites, and in the coming months to find out how the projects are changing and developing.
Natalia Komorowska
3–24 August 2021

Link to the photo documentation.

The project is intended to capture the moment when we interact with nature, experience it and get to know ourselves. We often freeze memories in objects, letters or diaries. Together with the inhabitants of Opolno-Zdrój and the surrounding area, we will draw on the recollections of trips, both short and long, to create an eco-herbarium / eco-diary consisting of dried plants and notes. We will place these elements between layers of glass recycled from old windows, which already have their history and unique energy. In this way, using the Tiffany technique, we will create stained-glass collages illustrating the residents’ memories.

Natalia Komorowska was born in Warsaw and grew up in the Jelenia Góra Valley. Student of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław (2015–2020) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava (2019). She has been working with glass for over 10 years and continues to expand her knowledge and skills. She is currently preparing to defend her master’s thesis at the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, where she is simultaneously studying Art Mediation. Recipient of scholarships from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Mayor of Wrocław and the Rector of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. Winner of many competitions, including The Glass Prize 2019 in the Aspiring Glass Artist category, awarded by Warm Glass UK.
Visual identification of the Openings programme:
Karolina Pietrzyk