Dates & opening hours: 16th - 19th September 2021, 10:00 am - 20:00 pm (last entrance 7:30 pm)
Adress: Art_Inkubator at Fabryka Sztuki, ks. bp. Wincentego Tymienieckiego 3, Lodz
Location: Muzeum Miejsca oraz B0
Curatorial guided tour in the exhibition space: September 16 / Thursday / 6:30 pm
Immerse yourself in the story and step into my world
SteamRift is the cryptonym of a project which aims to uncover the hidden history of the industrial Lodz. The mysterious steam rifts, discovered on the outskirts of the city, had once been a major factor contributing to the growth of Lodz and the development of steam-based technologies to be found nowhere else in Europe. The rifts, together with the entire subterranean city complex, which were kept secret by the authorities of the Kingdom of Poland, the Russian Empire and a broad range of stakeholders, were supposed to stun the world and affect the global order. However, as a result of various historical events, they never had the chance to see the light of day and remained separated from the rest of the world – until now.
A digital journey through the world of steam rifts provides a chance to reconstruct the missing technologies and gain a better understanding of the fates of past societies, shedding new light on the history of the city of Lodz – its dynamic growth and the influence it could have exerted on the whole world.
As the audience follows the narrative, opening their minds and hearts to the story, the new world emerges from the steam, providing a real, tangible experience. I invite you to join me on this cultural and technological journey to Steam Rifts.
Rafał Szrajber - design and concept of the world, design of a repulsor port, design of a steam ilumina, design of a steam trap, design of a steam tray and design of Egrebaf eggs
First Expedition Team: Rafał Szrajber,Wiktoria Kozłowicz, Włodzimierz Żak.
Second Expedition Team: Rafał Szrajber, Jarosław Andrzejczak, Karolina Plac, Mikołaj Chrostowski, Marta Osowicz, Ryszard Stolarski, Grzegorz Kozłowski, Joanna Andziak.