“Letters on the Leaves”. Mediality of Plants in Karolina Grzywnowicz’s Grün | Zielony Project Cover Image
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„Listy na liściach”. Medialność roślin w projekcie Grün | Zielony Karoliny Grzywnowicz
“Letters on the Leaves”. Mediality of Plants in Karolina Grzywnowicz’s Grün | Zielony Project

Author(s): Anna Wandzel
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Sociology, Social history
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: plant art; ecological art; plants; environmental anthropology; landscapes; memory; Wrocław; Breslau

Summary/Abstract: In the article, I discuss the role of plants in Karolina Grzywnowicz’s Grün | Zielony[Green] project and point to their media nature as well as their inseparable connection withthe local cultural history and bottom-up practices of memory of the residents of Breslau/Wrocław. I look at the cultural biography of Wrocław plants from the perspective of culturaland environmental anthropology and analyse the various ways in which they co-create andsustain – due to their material belonging to a specific space and cyclic, heterotemporalrhythms of growing and dying back – the transcultural identity of the city, entering intothe relationship both with the everyday experiences of the residents of Wrocław and with thehistorically changing, social relations of power. In this context, I also discuss the concept of“personal natural monuments” introduced by the artist and I reflect on its accuracy.

  • Issue Year: 460/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 63-74
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish