Anett Biliczki - I was There
The main inspiration and concept behind Anett Biliczki's exhibition comes from a three-month artist in residence and development course in the renowned glass region - Zwiesel - in the Bavarian nature area in Germany. There she collected silicone prints from various buildings with historical connection to the local glass production and they are used as main elements in her objects. The works thus also create a direct reference to the place, about how to collect visual impressions of a new and unknown place, and try to put together the small fragments to create a larger image that one can take with them further.
Historically, the glass industry has had a major environmental impact in the affected areas and this has had major consequences for both the soil and the groundwater in the affected areas. Many regions are still working to reduce the aftermath by excavating the contaminated soil beneath the old industrial areas. With the exhibition ‘I was here’, she worked to highlight and reflect on the implications the use of natural resources has left and explore the fine balance between the preservation of our nature and the cultural heritage that glass has traditionally had on site