Heiko Klohn Mural Tauron LFO

Life Festival Oświęcim
Timlapse photography
June 24th, 2017

Stanislaw Lem is a famous polish writer, born in Lviv. His science fiction poems are focused on human centered, or anthropologycal and philosophical, physiological and psychologycal aspects of human beeing and his actions.


In 2021 City of Lviv was taking part in 100 Years of Lem birth Celebration in Poland. Together with Katowice, city of music Lviv managed to implement and international project - two grafiti artist groups - Vitali & Serhiy Grekh from Ukraine and Kopaniszyn Studio from Poland were drawing an huge mural during the two weeks, their murals were connected with few visual quotes, they are in dialogue, but also the main subject of two murals are characters from Stanislav Lem stories.
Our team was filming the process of painting. Two weeks of timelapse photography and drone shooting during the creation process on one of the wals at Lem Station Contemporary Art Hub were combined into the video documentation and mixed with the documentation from Katowice.
Additionally we prepared an openning event. The main title of the event was the quote by Stanislav Lem "We don't need the paralel worlds, we need mirrors". So our team decided to go into this mirrors topic and to place 100 mirrors at the teritory neer the mural, and on the Lem Station. For that purpouse we used big 2 metters tall mirrors and metal constructions, which are often used at construction side. Mirrors were placed, as the coridor, and under the mural, two mirror wals were placed vis-a-vis to make an "corridor" optical illusion effect and sometimes the curved mirror effect appeard. We also used smoke and led lamps to make the place look more space-ish.
From the musical side it was an combination of experimental improvised ambient patterns combined with the deconstructed interview with Stanislav Lem, with his philosophical reflections about paralel worlds, society evolution, interconnection betwean art and science and so on.