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Energy of the City 2016 2016-10-24

Energy of the City 2016

Energy of the City 2016 took place at the beginning of October in Łódź, Poland. With the theme of the festival focused on the process of revitalization that the city is suffering from in the last years.

Artists such as Gaia, Stormie Mills, Opiemme, Nitzan Mintz, Dede, Untay, Andrzej PoProstu, Sebastian Bożek did a great job on showing what were the focus points that the organization wanted to transmit to everybody, those urban cycles were  building, destruction, demolition, and reconstruction.

The first wall was from Gaia and it presents the 3 stages of the Kościuszko’s Monument at Plac Wolności (Liberty Square) in Łódź:

Gaia, „Dementia”, Lodz, Poland, Kilińskiego 75, photo by Grzegorz Stężała

Gaia, „Dementia”, Lodz, Poland, Kilińskiego 75, photo by Grzegorz Stężała

This work was made by the Italian artist Opiemme with the collaboration of the residents of Lodz.

Opiemme, „Taurus”, Lodz, Poland, Jaracza 20, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Opiemme, „Taurus”, Lodz, Poland, Jaracza 20, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Stormie Mills showned his work on the north part city, in Bałuty, and focus on remembering what th Jew community suffer. The work is called “The Thank You”

Stormie Mills, „The Thank You”/”Dziękuję”, Lodz, Poland, Młynarska 2, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Stormie Mills, „The Thank You”/”Dziękuję”, Lodz, Poland, Młynarska 2, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

The artist Untay used a portrait from his grandmother, that survived the Nazi war, to create this amazing work:

Untay, Anutsa/Primavera, Lodz, Poland, Młynarska 15, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Untay, Anutsa/Primavera, Lodz, Poland, Młynarska 15, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Also in Bałuty, Nitzan Mintz created an urban poetry piece with a Hebrew poem translated to Polish

Nitzan Mintz, Lodz, Poland, Organizacji WiN 10, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Nitzan Mintz, Lodz, Poland, Organizacji WiN 10, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Dede created two pieces called “Searching safety I” and “Searching safety II”:

Dede, „Searching safety I”, Lodz, Poland, Organizacji WiN 10, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Dede, „Searching safety I”, Lodz, Poland, Organizacji WiN 10, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Dede, „Searching safety II”, Lodz, Poland, Młynarska 15, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Dede, „Searching safety II”, Lodz, Poland, Młynarska 15, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

“Continuous city” was created by an artist from Kraków called Sebastian Bożek, which represents the continuous changing process of the city.

Sebastian Bożek, Lodz, Poland, Nowa 3, „Ciągłe miasto”/”Continuous city”, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Sebastian Bożek, Lodz, Poland, Nowa 3, „Ciągłe miasto”/”Continuous city”, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Andrzej PoProstu closed the festival with a 3D video-mapping and represents the new life given to the two factories, where the wall was located, in recent times

Andrzej PoProstu, „Drugie życie fabryki”/”The Second Life of a Factory”, Lodz, Poland, Pomorska 79, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

Andrzej PoProstu, „Drugie życie fabryki”/”The Second Life of a Factory”, Lodz, Poland, Pomorska 79, photo by Paweł Trzeźwiński

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