Time to change the water
Inspired by the Black Protests in Poland, Ola Korbanska embraced the cliché that cleaning is a women’s activity to make her point. By ostentatiously scrubbing significant public places — a church, a governmental building, a square or a statue — she gave the act of cleaning a special significance, turning it into a “gentle protest”. As the cloth soaks up the dirt, the taped off letters acquire meaning and form a clear message: ‘time to change the water’.
(2018 / dirt on rags / variable)
About Ola Korbanska
Using various media such as illustration, design and written text, Ola Korbanska inquires the nature of objects in the context of temporality, changeability and language. Conceptual, even Duchampian ways of thinking allow her to question the canonic vision of design, in order to make space for statements and manifestos.