“Girls from the Castle” talks about three young girls convicted of felonies and detained in a maximum-security prison.
Through their participation in the project, the project’s participants, deep at heart, remain princesses from a beautiful castle, waiting for their prince.
“Eliza Proszczuk’s project happens primarily, but not exclusively, in the space between imprisonment and freedom, between isolation and participation in collective activity, between maturity and childhood, as well as limitation in the expression of freedom and the freedom to practice it.
This project also undertakes to enter the space of reflection and discussion on the role of art and artists in social rehabilitation and their effectiveness, as well as into the space of reflection and discussion on “culture as prison,” both in the social and the symbolic aspect, and particularly on art’s liberating aspect and its provision of access
— even despite captivity, imprisonment, or isolation — to the sphere of freedom, as well as its oppressive aspect that prevent access to it.”
Curator Marek Gozdziewski
The author of the project: Eliza Proszczuk
Photos: Jacek Taszakowski, Eliza Proszczuk, Julia Krywicz
Assembly: Marcin Goralski
Directed by: Eliza Proszczuk
Many thanks to the project’s protagonists: Małgorzata, Elżbieta, and Monika