The project Victory Square is a symbolic reconstruction of the Alexander Nevski Orthodox Cathedral, which stood at the Pilsudski Square in Warsaw. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, when Warsaw was under Russian partition, this orthodox church was a strong indication of russification: a sign of Russian presence marked directly in the urban space. A few years after Poland regained its independence in 1918, the church was dismantled. Today's Piłsudski Square is an empty place that holds no trace of the fact that in its middle once stood the biggest temple of the time in Warsaw.
By symbolically reconstructing the Alexander Nevski Orthodox Cathedral, Daniela Kostova brings back an area of repressed memory of Warsaw's architecture. Through the process of reconstruction, the artist deconstructs the meaning of Piłsudski Square as a site of History.
Victory Square video is 1 min loop and was presented as a large scale projection in Daniela's solo show Unorthodox Image in Warsaw, 2010. Curator Kamil Malinowski, 93 Foundation.