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One Hundred Years of Solitude


Subjective, Material & Institutional Memory
2nd Year | 1st semester

About Project "One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oblivion)"

A main thread in my discussion about subjective, material and institutional memory is a problem of women and mother role in a violent human history. I question why women were passive and absent over the centuries, and what impact religion (Christianity) had on this process. I try to understand why women were never able to stop the cruelty, violence and ideology and why dependence from a men authority was always stronger than a natural, unconditional love to a child? In my work I refer often to a book "Wolves". In this book - A. Wajrak 'The Wolves' 2015 (a reportage book about life and habits of wolves) I found interesting issue about mothers - wolves, whose in the event of an a man attack on their nests does not weapon puppies. Wolves "allow" people to take puppies or kill them. Wolve's fear in front of a man is stronger than the instinct. The aim of this project is not identifying who's more guilty of this situation - men or women. I attempt to understand the repeatability of this process of depriving women of possibilities to participate in life or controlling their sexuality. Another topic is the problem of children's indoctrination by seeding them with certain patterns generated by institutions and society. Project also contains my reflection on lapses of memory caused not only by entering into adulthood but also by changes in a style of life, among other change of residence - realities, social norms and culture.

Main References


Michel Houellebecq ('The Elementary Particles' 1998, 'Platform' 2001, 'The Possibillity of the Island' 2005, 'The Map and the Territory' 2010, 'Submission' 2015)

Christopher Hitchens ('God is not Great' 2007, 'Mortality' 2012)

'Faithfull' by Marianne Faithfull, David Dalton, 1995

Richard Dawkins 'The God Delusion' 2006

Emmanuel Carrère 'The Kingdom'

Ludwik Stomma 'Or maybe it was different? Anthropology of the History'

A. Wajrak 'The Wolves' 2015 (a reportage book about lifes and habits of wolves)

'Geniet - Lars Von Triers Liv, Film Og Fobier' 2010

'The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images' Tachen 2010

Diarmaid Ferriter 'Occasions of Sin. Sex and Society in Modern Ireland'

Amos Oz 'The Black Box' 1987

Rachael Keogh' Dying to Survive' 2009

Justine Delaney Wilson 'The High Society: Drugs and the Irish Middle Class' 2007




Bees, Wasps and Ants BBC Nature

Big Think 'A growing number of scholars are questioning the existence of Jesus'

Brian Eno Interview

"Talking Painting with Fabian Marcaccio"

"First Date Ideas for Conceptual Artists"

"We Need a New Kind of Feminist Art"

"These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Figurative Painting Forward"

"Interview with Virginie Despentes, French writer"

"Louise Nevelson - a rare female New York mid-century art star"

Equal rights for women in ancient Ireland

8 Women Who Turned Food into Feminist Art

Feminicide - collective women murders in Mexico

Recent rapist’s attacks in Cologne

Music & Movies

Dead Can Dance "The Host of Seraphim" | "Anastasis" | "Spiritchaser", albums

Laurie Anderson "Like Pictures" song

Brian Eno albums and collaborations with u2 and Talking Heads

Grimes "Oblivion", live performances

The Virgin Prunes - albums and live performances

Yoko Ono "Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band" 1970 album | "Yes, I'm a Witch" 2007

Royskop "What Else is There" song

Brian Eno, Harold Budd & Daniel Lanois "The Pearl", album 1983

PJ Harvey "Is This Desire?", album 1998 | "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea", album 2000

Radiohead "Burn the Witch", song 2015

Marianne Faithfull "Mother Wolf", song 2014 | album "Give my love to London" 2014; "Broken English", song 1979

Sonic Youth "Massage the History", song 2009

The Knife "Pass This On", song 2003

TR/ST "Capitol" | "Sulk" | "Gloryhole", songs

Leonard Cohen "Waiting For The Miracle", song (OST "Natural Born Killers" by Olivier Stone)

Brian Jonestown Massacre "Detka", song

Marillion "Misplaced Childhood", album

Slowdive "Blue Skied an' Clear", song

Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera

Movies & Documentary Films

Laurie Anderson "Heart of a Dog"

"National Geographic Witchcraft Myths and Legends"

"A History of the Madhouse" BBC Documentary

David Lynch "Documentary on David Lynch's Films (2003)" | "Lost Highway" | "Meditation, Creativity, Peace; Documentary of a 16 Country Tour"

Stanley Kubrick "2001: A Space Oddyssey"

Natalie Portman "A Tale of Love and Darkness" (a movie based on a biography of Amos Oz)

Lars von Trier "Melancholy" | "Nymphomaniac" | "Antichrist"

Paolo Sorrentino - everything

Brian Eno - Interviews


To find more about artists that influenced me go to LIBRARIES

Radek Szlaga


Stanislaw Baj


Henryk Czesnik


"Today, some 50 years later, reality has largely confirmed the prophetic tone of Hubczejak's speech - more so than perhaps even he envisaged. There remain some humans of the old species, particulary in areas long dominated by religious doctrine.(...) Having broken the filial chain that linked us to humanity, we live on. Men consider us to be happy; it's certainly true that we have succeeded in overcoming the monstrous egotism, cruelty and anger which they could not; we live very different lives. Science and art are still a part of our society, but without the stimulus of personal vanity, the pursuit of Truth and Beauty has taken on a less urgent aspect. To humans of the old species, our world seems a paradise.(...)
History exists, it's elemental, it dominates, its rule is inexorable. But outside the strict confines of history, the ultimate ambition of this book is to salute the brave and unfortunate species which created us. This vile, unhappy race, barely different from the apes, had such noble aspirations. Tortured, contradictory, individualistic, quarrelsome, it was capable of extraordinary violence, but nonetheless never quite abandoned a belief in love. This species which, for the first time in history, was able to envisage the possibility of its passing and which, some years later, proved capable of bringing it about. As the last members of this species are extinguished, we think it just to render this last tribute to humanity, a homage which itself will one day disappear, buried beneath the sands of time. It is necessary that this tribute be made, if only once. This book is dedicated to mankind." 'The Elementary Particles' (1998) Michel Houellebecq

like pictures (feat. laurie anderson) from J. Peter Schwalm on Vimeo.