On the first weekend of September 2022, LABA a free time festival was held in Warsaw’s Jazdów district. We danced, meditated, learned, practiced yoga and good habits together, watched movies, read Przekrój, and admired post-holiday freckles. We invited friends of our magazine, as well as their friends (including the four-legged variety!) and all those who want to do good on a micro and macro scale. There was no shortage of good food and humor. Here is a short summary.
Blind spot is where one’s ability to see ends. In human anatomy it’s the area where the optic nerve enters the retina making it insensitive to light. In driving, it refers to the surroundings of the vehicle, which cannot be directly seen by the driver. Metaphorically it may describe a lack of understanding and lack of meaning. In the exhibition Blind Spot Ada Zielińska binds all those three aspects together in a series of photographic objects and readymades accompanied by miniature poems written by Sam Riviere.
The Covid-19 pandemic has put into perspective that domestic life is a risky scenario for thousands of Mexican women. Five sisters behind the Mujeres de la Tierra (Women of the Land) collective have experienced this violence in their homes and know that if a woman does not have economic autonomy, she will be more limited in separating from her abuser.