Hanna Jedrosz 'I Feel Every Stone of the Road'4. Aug - 15. Aug 14 / ended POSK Gallery
10 - 9pm
'I Feel Every Stone of the Road'
To co-incide with the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, this exhibition features photographs taken in Oberlangen, Lambinowice, Mühlberg, Altenburg, Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Fragmented moments from a journey across Europe. An attempt to transcend history and reframe the past. The photographs of I Feel Every Stone of the Road were taken in Poland, Germany, Holland and Belgium, in the summer of 2013. The route traced Prisoner of War (POW) camps where the photographer’s grandmother was held after the end of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Her name was Hanna “Hanka” Jedrosz (née Witkowska). Hanka fought as a teenager against the Nazi occupation of Poland and was a member of the Polish Underground Movement. Diaries Hanka wrote at the time were rediscovered in 2011. The photographs in this series are a contemporary response to Hanka’s experiences. The accompanying text is spoken and is a seamless combination, a non-linear narrative, of Hanka’s writing and the photographer’s. The text proposes an emotional context for the photographs, and imagines a space for words to be spoken which can never be said to Hanka, nor spoken by Hanka to the photographer, or to the spectator.
“Through thin and torn soles of my shoes I feel every stone of the road,”
from the diary of Hanka Witkowska, 15th October 1944.
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