Maya Gordon Goes To Chorzów
Video, 30'
2006, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
2006, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland
The film 'Maya Gordon goes to Chorzow' is the story of the strange relationship connecting two women, Maya Gordon and Joanna Rajkowska. Maya Gordon decides to return to Poland and make the trip to her birthplace - to Silesia, to Chorzow and then to the town of her early childhood - to Gliwice. It's the first trip to Silesia since her emmigration in 1957 and also a return, which may help her finally make the decision about living in Poland for longer. For the film, Maya rented an apartment in Warsaw and stayed in Poland for several months. It's a very important narrative thread - Maya returns, to make a film about herself - about her own return.