B L A N K S

The documentary project "Blanks" shows the effects of the centuries-long relationship between the city of Bytom and mining industry. The town, situated in the 19th century within the borders of the German Empire, experienced the greatest heyday due to the development of coal mining. The richest deposits were located under the districts Śródmieście, Karb and Rozbark. The engineers at the time demarcated an area under them called the "protective pillar". Mining work in this sector was strictly forbidden due to the city's security. With the change of authorities and the establishment of national socialism, it was decided to start exploiting the previously inviolable underground zone. This decision initiated the physical distribution of the city through a significant increase in mining damage. These blanks are a sad symbol of the end of the city's relationship with the heavy industry.

 

 

Project in progress.