I took this photo in 2013 in a former carpentry workshop building located in the southern part of the Gdansk Shipyard. A hundred years ealier modern warships were built there. More recently - in the 1980's - the site became synonymous with Poland's fight for freedom and democracy.
I used my photo to create a collage which was a spontaneous commentary and a reaction to the idea of passing away and disappearing into oblivion, an inquiry into the sacred and the profane.
By decision of the city government, the southern areas of the shipyard called The Young City (Jungstadt), were meant for revitalization and transformation into a commercial district. On the other hand, the shipyard facilities including industrial halls, buildings and cranes were meant to be kept intact. Some of them dated back to the 19th century, the so-called Imperial Shipyard period (Kaiserliche Werft Danzig). Eventually, most of them were illegally demolished a year later (in 2014).
Tischlerwerkstatt, Gdansk Shipyard, Poland | 2013