Natasha is the nickname of a statue that could be admired on a square in Gdynia for many years. When the communist Soviet era ended in Poland, the sculpture was moved to a less prominent spot in the city. The monument was from its erection on seen as personification of a regime that oppressed the people. This was the reason behind the statue's dislocation after the Fall of the Soviet Union. Natasha still brings back a lot of memories. The statue came to the Beguinage in Bruges for a brief spell. In the form of a replica and a film, this anonymous woman is gradually revealed herself to us.
Joanna Malinowska & C.T. Jasper
The artistic practice of Joanna Malinowska (b. 1972, Gdynia, PL) and C.T. Jasper (b. 1971, Gdańsk, PL) stems from a shared interest in anthropology. In addition, themes such as (art) history, cultural conflict and music play an important role in their work.