The installation combines two magical contexts: energetic radiation of shapes and natural medicine, which is part of the old Polish rite, and It’s the result of the need to create positive narratives related to abortion.
The central element of the installation is the tenfold reduction of the Polish chakra – the Pyramid in Rapa, built in 1811 near the border with Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast), by the family of German von Farenheid barons. The pyramidal form of the tomb was supposed to promote the mummification of the body, and its positive radiation was strengthened by the inclination of the walls at an angle of 51 ° 52 ‘, as in the case of Egyptian pyramids. The mysterious power attributed to the pyramids, i.e. regenerating, preservative, corrosion prevention, libido enhancement, etc., remains unproven, in the sphere of pseudoscience.
Ruta graveolens used very often in traditional Slavic rites, was one of the symbols of the transition from the state of maiden to a wife. In central-European cultural region it was also believed that it has the power to drive away evil and turn away spells. According to the old-fashioned custom, maids made Ruta wedding wreaths (the emblem of virginity), as well as bracelets protecting from charms. More power was attributed to the home grown plants than to those harvested wild. Ruta also has a wide range of healing and contraceptive applications, but in large amounts it is poisonous. In the context of femininity, the fact that the decoction of the herb-of-grace was used as a natural abortifacient is important.
This plant is therefore a complete metaphor of femininity: from virginity through fertility to the right to choose and decide on your own body and offspring.