Walking Sticks

Walking Sticks, 2020 are made from practical sculptural objects from natural materials found on-site during Konteksty. Postartistic Congress in Sokołowsko, 29.07–1.08.2021, These supportive sculptures are made from branches, string, and pieces of wood transformed by woodworms and other insects. The Walking Sticks, which strengthen contact with one’s own body and with the landscape, were vailable to anyone taking part in walks and going on mountain hikes. The work was inspired by Dr. Brehmer’s pioneering methods of treating tuberculosis. During the mountain walks recommended by Dr. Brehmer, the patients of the historic Görbersdorf sanatorium, weakened by tuberculosis, supported themselves on wooden sticks.