Painted Tower [Wieża malowana] was a spectacular installation initiated by Lech Twardowski and realized on the 91,46 m high tower of St. Elisabeth’s church in Wrocław together with painters, Rafał Czaja, Piotr Hendigery, Marcin Harlender, Andrzej Jarodzki, Eugeniusz Minciel, Bogusław Story and Urszula Wilk. The work was done in two steps: the artists working in public space created their paintings on 9×10 m large military canvas—covers for the tanks that were mounted afterwards on the wooden scafolding on the churche’s tower and exhibited there for the next 4 weeks. More ↓↑
Next to Painted Tower Lech Twardowski working with the same group of artists realized two other intrinsic interventions in the city’s landscape: 19×19 that was a one—night (2—3.08.1990) painting action at 2000 m2 of the city’s main street (Świdnicka) and Parachutes [Spadochrony], a kinetic installation of painting objects — parachutes mounted parallely above the northern surface of the Rynek main square (10—20.05.1991). These actions were significant for the re—negotiating the role and place of art in the public space in the context of political and social changes taking place in Poland at that time.
Place and date of recording: public space, Wrocław, 5.10—5.11.1990
Courtesy of Lech Raziuk and Lech Twardowski