Installation HM 3

Hidden Mothers procession concluded with the installation of a large-scale replica of a Slovak inspired cottage façade (from the village of Cicmany), produced by Studio Polpo – a tangible representation of home and togetherness. This ceremonial procession was led by Mokosh (performed by Zoe Simon) also known as Great Mother, who is the Slavic god of female endeavours and offers protection to women and children. Mokosh is associated with destiny and faith, particularly with the destiny of women. The cottage was blessed, and remaining symbols of protection were hand-painted on the façade. Karolina Wegrzyn, who draws her inspiration from the archaic sounds of the villages of Eastern Europe, used the technique of white voice to enchant the audience with folklore.

London Festival of Architecture
Studio Polpo