Polish Performance Archive

Description by Filmoteka Muzeum

Setting forth into Poland is a two-part project that comprises the artist’s personal experience and a video documentation. Martin began her journey across Poland having left everything that defined her social status. All she took was a change of clothing, a sleeping bag and her dog. The artist started her march in Gdańsk and covered 30 kilometres per day, visiting small towns and asking local residents for shelter and assistance. Part two involves a documentary made by the artist – a unique atlas of second-class Poland, and a record of radical existential experience, depersonalisation and fear.