dorka is a graphic artwork, a wall relief, made of curved metal wire. the work illustrates one of the essences that characterise its setting. dorka is the name of a crisis centre that offers help and temporary accommodation to young people in need. it prepares those who are not ready, helps the barely-walking stand on their own and offers a vision of leading a dignified life. the linear artwork depicts a criss-cross of threads – or paths (of life/of fate) – that are all mutually interconnected. these represent the variety of individual possibilities, as well as the fates of those who have come to seek help at the centre. the mass of linear paths is complemented by a human hand. some could interpret it as the biblical “hand of the almighty”, but in the case of dorka, it represents the individual’s free choice.
this work was made during the artist residency by streetart comunication. kosice, slovakia, 2019
photos by palko matia
read a great article about dorka on MAG DA mag.