'Mokosz'

Urban Forms, Lodz, Poland

In the earliest weeks of Autumn we began a two week residency in Lodz, Poland.  

The 'Mokosz' Mural was a large scale collaboration between the legendary Urban Forms Foundation, Wima Mills and 4Kultury Festival in Lodz.

We titled our wall 'Mokosz' a Goddess from Slavic folklore . She is a protector of women's work and women's destiny, She watches over spinning and weaving, shearing of sheep!  She often holds a hen and is heavily associated with fertility, good crops & harvest.  

The Wi-ma area used to be the heart of Lodz industrial heritage, full of cotton mills, the site of the mural itself is a former cotton mill where many woman worked as spinners, so the concept synchronised perfectly. Earlier on in the project we researched  the history of the area and noticed a great similarity between Lodz and our home city of Manchester. These cities have similar economic, large-scale roots associated with textiles which put us right at home!

In addition to this 4Kultury organised incredible performance art by Lineact around the wi-ma site on the launch night of the city wide festival. Large projections/lights brought wi-ma's past back to life, an industrial stage set complete with abseiling performers on ropes, and dance interpretations of the mill workers. 

 

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