Work in progress. Selected photographs: 2012-2016.
In 2012 the brick factory, where my grandad used to work, was shut down. The factory established in 1910. The bricks produced there were used to build the local church (preparations to construction process started in 1917). The brickwork survived the World War I & II, during which it was one of a secret, local centres of Polish resistance. Despite surviving both wars, communism, and the so called economic “transformation” (1989), it bankrupted in 2012. Along with the factory its long-time manager died. In 2014, after a controlled explosion, the brickworks chimney fell down, and the object disappeared completely. The last batch of bricks was used for expanding the local church. Its extended, new part took the place of the former school. The old part of the temple was reconstructed and united with the new one.