So Long as We Still Live

Still from video “So Long as We Still Live,” 2’50”

We have rewritten the Polish national anthem into a mourning song for the dying Earth. It was first created as a text featured in the catalogue of The 9th Young Triennale of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko.

The Earth is not yet lost, so long as we live
What our abuse has ruined, we will never save
Death march, funeral march, it is our lonely lament
Through our action to the sixth mass extinction

The Vistula will dry out, so will the Warta, there is drought ahead
Our greed has no boundaries, it’s so fierce
Death march, funeral march, it is our lonely lament
Through our action to the sixth mass extinction

Only a radical change can help us
Let’s finish the digressions before the sea floods us
Death march, funeral march, it is our lonely lament
Through our action to the sixth mass extinction


As father in tears says to his Basia
Listen, our boys seem not to believe in these changes
Death march, funeral march, it is our lonely lament
Through our action to the sixth mass extinction





[The Earth has not yet perished] installation presented at “Regeneracja po zranieniu” exhibition in Częstochowa, 2020