The Story of Kinga

2016

Video 07:40, installation with towels and saltrocks from the Wieliczka mine presented as footbaths, CBK Groningen

Salt symbolized knowledge, wisdom and friendship. Salt possesses magic. This work was filmed in the St Anthony’s chapel in Wieliczka (Poland) that is made from salt. At 101 meter into the ground images of saints carved by mineworkers have overtime changed into Giacometti-like sculptures. The myth of the Hungarian princess Kinga, who asked for salt as her wedding gift, provides as a storyline in this work. 

 

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