ARTIFAKE: Liliana Zeic, “Summer Has Completely Come Today”

Performances in front of Wrocław’s  Centennial Hall and online activities as part of the ART INVADES PROPAGANDA project on the spread of misinformation and propaganda.

dates: 4-10 October 2021
venue: Iglica and the Internet

house intentions: Justyna Górowska, Mala Herba, Filip Kijowski, Agnieszka Kocińska, Maja Luxenberg, Ruta Pindyrynda, Patrycja Sikora,
Curator: Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz
Producers: Karolina Bieniek, Paweł Rogowski
Organiser: Art Transparent Foundation

event: here

Unite and unite, and let us all unite,
For summer is a-comen today.
And whither we are going we all will unite,
In the merry morning of May.

Summer Has Fully Come Today is Liliana Zeic’s seven-day-long performative action and intervention in public space, held as part of the Artifake: Art Invades Fake project carried out by the Art Transparent Foundation.

The transformation of Iglica [the Needle] into a peculiar maypole becomes the core of a series of rituals dedicated to women and non-binary people affected by fake news, deliberate disinformation and propaganda. In Zeic’s project, Iglica will act as the axis mundi – the world axis connecting the terrestrial and heavenly planes, becoming the focal point of rituals conducted from various places in Europe for the intention of specific persons.

photo: Małgorzata Kujda

The tallest monument in Wrocław will act as a transmitter sending out caringattention and tenderness to people affected by media lies. Every day at sunset, the artist will lead the ritual and connect with the invited authors of the intention. They will share fragments of their creative work as home intentions dedicated to people who were targeted with lies. By referring to traditional rituals dating back to pre-Christian times and animistic beliefs, Zeic will add another chapter to the complex history of Iglica, which had carried flags that manifested freedom and the fight for the rights of various nations.

While the traditional maypole signified the arrival of the warm harvest season, the seemingly erroneous title Summer Has Fully Come Today refers to excess and overheating – of both information and climate. Zeic combines the magical symbolism of the maypole with recent and true stories of people in a ritual action based on simultaneous transmission of radical care and digital data. Dedicated intentions – assuming various forms, such as dancing, singing, breathing, poetry, or incensing – emphasise the healing potential of attentive contact with another person, especially those affected by anonymous slander from many sides.

photo: Małgorzata Kujda

First, the object of the ritual must be chosen. The object of the ritual is lie.
Then the perpetrator of the ritual must be chosen. The perpetrator of the ritual is Iglica.
And then a song can be sung, so that it is remembered forever.

The rituals will be held by Iglica, from where the intentions will be sent every day at sunset (and on Sunday at sunrise). The rituals can be watched as online stream on the Art Transparent channels and live – we invite you to physically take part in the ritual in front of the Spire since 6 p.m.

? 4 Oct, Mon, 6:21 p.m.

Mala Herba for the intention of Eva Siewert

? 5 Oct, Tue, 6:19 p.m.

Filip Kijowski for the intention of Anna Strzałkowska

? 6 Oct, Wed, 6:17 p.m.

Justyna Górowska for the intention of Margot

? 7 Oct, Thu, 6:15 p.m.

Ruta Pindyrynda for the intention of Lola Eyeonyou Potocki

? 8 Oct, Fri, 6:13 p.m.

Maja Luxenberg for the intention of the Abortion Dream Team

? 9 Oct, Sat, 6:11 p.m.

Agnieszka Kocińska for the intention of Women on Strike

? 10 Oct, Sun, 7:07 a.m.

Patrycja Sikora for the intention of a girl with a dog’s head

fot. Małgorzata Kujda


Women’s rights center – Wrocław, Kultura Równości Foundation

Liliana Piskorska

Liliana Zeic (Piskorska) – visual artist, PhD in fine arts, activist. In her artistic practice, she analyses social issues from the feminist-queer perspective, deals with the topics of queerness and non-heteronormativity, and draws on her experiences of being brought up in the region of Central/Eastern Europe.

She works with video, photography, object and text, creating intermedia and performative research-based projects. She is a finalist of the Forecast Forum in Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2017 and the Audience Award Winner: Views 2019 in Zachęta National Gallery of Art. Her works are part of private and public collections (incl. Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Municipal Gallery Arsenal). Based in Poland. She creates under the name Zeic since February 2020.

more information: here

The project is co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund. It is carried out by Internews-Ukraine in partnership with the Association of Audiovisual Reporters from Armenia and the Art Transparent Foundation with financial support from the Creative Europe Programme, International Renaissance Foundation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of the Republic of Poland.