An action in urban space carried out under the auspices of the Intermedial Workshop held by Witosław Czerwonka and Wojciech Zamiara at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
The event took place in the autumn of 1995 on the moving stairs between the train station and the bus terminal – the longest escalator in town (at that time the only one). Viewed from our perspective today, it is one of the first documents showing how – on the streets as well as in politics – forces appear and appoint themselves to impose order. The artist writes: “It was supposed to be a ‘physical’ action – the intention was to show the mechanics and relativity of motion. But it turned out to be a political action, and it elicited the remark ‘oh, a dissenter!’ from one of the onlookers. It wasn’t until 2005 that I finally got back to the tape with the material we’d recorded; I shortened it and added sound, but it’s an unedited recording.”