by Agnieszka Kurant and Aleksandra Wasilkowska
Agnieszka Kurant and Aleksandra Wasilkowska
Polish Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice
‘A neon Emergency Exit sign hangs on the facade of the Polish Pavilion. Inside, a surreal structure made of hundreds of reclaimed bird cages hides a path to its summit.
It is lit from within, suggesting a night landscape, a fantastical de-materialized world containing an object and an action. You climb the seemingly precarious structure. At the height of the summit you look down into a churning sea of clouds. Your breath catches, your pulse quickens; you look down, then out, and then leap blindly into the void. . .