Anna Siekierska

Anna Siekierska – sculptor, cyclist, member of Interspecies Community. Graduate of Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw (Sculpture Department), currently coleading the drawing studio at the same department. Winner of art scolarships of the Warsaw Municipality and the Polish Ministry of Culture. Interested in the relationships between species from the posthumanist perspective. She is engaged in ecological activism in Poland. Her works have been exhibited in Poland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary and Ukraine.

Stadium, 2020

seeds, felt, birch wood, print on paper
The installation features: Agrimony, Amaranth, Ash Tree, Avens, Beggartick, Birch, Bugloss, Carrot, Clover, Dandelion, Evening-Primrose, Garlic, Goldenrod, Greater Celandine, Guelder Rose, Hops, Jimsonweed, Knotweed, Lilac, Linden, Loosestrifes, Lupine, Maple, Mugwort, Mullein, Nettle, Nightshade, Plantain, Quinoa, Rose, Sorrel, Sow Thistle, Spindle Tree, St John’s Wort, Tansy, Thistle, Vetches, Viper’s Bugloss, Yarrow.

The sports facility is overgrown with vegetation, heralding overcrowding, a change in the economic model and the collapse of the spectacle society. A place once used for entertainment and consumption has become a habitat of nature. The stadium is an island — a model of reality, a cosmology of a new ecosystem order. It operates on a different time scale, so different from the modern one, which is focused on instant, spectacular effect. The seeds can wait up to a hundred years for the effects of their existence.

Installation created in collaboration with Krystyna Jędrzejewska-Szmek. credits: Anna Zagrodzka