Erik Slot: Walls Vodka Lies
Warsaw, Brzeskastreet: The backside of the emerging district of Praga. People who already live here for generations are burdened by rising rents, demolition, speculation and a disinterested government. Their new neighbours are junkies and homeless.
The inner spaces and the market are the common domain of these groups. And from Kacper and Julia, teenagers who do their best rapping and breakdancing to just grow up. I am showing the neighbourhood through the eyes of Kacper and Julia without making a story about them. What will their changes be to escape this environment?
The dutch writer Arnon Grunberg wrote a ‘footnote’ as preface for the book. In the foldout in the middle of the book there are two raps of Kacper and Julia, and the end of the book includes an essay on the problems written by an organization that defends the rights of residents.
(Signed and numbered)
Walls Vodka Lies
Hardcover book, Swiss binding
23 x 32,5 cm
96 At the heart of the book a foldout of 2 x 4 pages