Ramp

Warsaw 2007

Curator:Krystyna Piotrowska

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‘The Ramp Project’ was a part of the exhibition, which took place in the last preserved street of the Warsaw ghetto. At the back of the falling apart tenement I added a ramp, ordinary rail barrier. After the Holocaust in Polish the word ‘ramp’ has certain connotations. It is a place where the Jews were transported to the death camps from and where they took off from the trains (already in the camps). That made the beginning and the end of the route, two extremes of life. The project was made in collaboration with the Warsaw skaters. I invited them to design and make a ramp and to use it during the exhibition opening. After the exhibition they became the owners of it. The ramp was placed between the ruins of the old tenements and newly constructed skyscrapers. The boys were jumping on the crumbling wall of the tenement trying to go as high as possible, to conquer it, add life to it and make a dance on it / leave a memento or signature.

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