polnische mengenverhältnisse
18 November 2016

an oberservation of proportions in poland

digital, 2016


My name is Karolina Malwina Gruschka. I was born in Tychy/Poland on the 4th of July in 1985 as a daughter of two polish citizens.

When I was 4 years old, my parents decided to move to Germany, because my father was a descendant from a family based in Germany before the II. World War.

I grew up in a small german town and we switched places a lot. After I graduated I felt the need to consolidate both cultures and decided to live in Vienna.

In my teenage years I felt closer to poland than germany, even though I had less connections to my polish heritage.
Based on this search of identity and also from a desire to explore cultural behaviour this work was created.

Being brought up in a small german town with polish parenting I realised, that quantity played a different role in polish culture.
This series is a study of its proportions and about the people creating it.

The aim of this work is to understand a way of living I aquired through my parents, while growing up and living in a different environment.