Slackwater is a project based in the Grabówek district in the environs of the city of Gdynia in northern Poland. This is a region which has historically experienced extreme economic advantage on the one hand but has equally suffered from total economic collapse due to the rise and fall of Poland's shipyards. The tight-knit community featured in the project live on the periphery of this port city. They enjoy the freedoms associated with unregulated urban planning, but at the same time suffer from a lack of municipal services and neglect. It is a place in a state of suspense, frozen in time, replete with makeshift dwellings that are more reminiscent of the Polish countryside than city dwellings. This results in a sense of fragile temporality but also one of fierce independence.
Jonathan Higgins • Treasa O'Hanlon • Kristina Collender • Ciarán Cooney • Efa Corwell • Neil Dorgan • Kasia Kaminska • Feena Kavanagh • Barry Keogh • Patricia Klich • Robert McCormack • Deirdre McGing • Bobi Murray • Adele O'Byrne • Nikki O'Carroll • Catherine OToole • Maciej Pestka • Niamh Redmond • Irene Siragusa •