Brzeginki/Water nymphs
The Arsenal Municipal Gallery in Poznań, 2020

The protagonists of the exhibition at the Arsenal Municipal Gallery in Poznań are the eponymous Slavic goddesses. The exhibition - a reconstruction of their “natural environment” - is a free reinterpretation of the myth about water nymphs.
The direct inspiration to create the project was the stone floor in the gallery space, hiding fossils of coral, ammonites and shells, as well as the face urns from the Archaeological Museum located right next to the gallery.The exhibition features 3D printed urns which were created on the basis of 360-degree photographs of museum objects, and a 3D reconstruction of an already extinct relic of the Ice Age - freshwater prawn (Branchinecta paludosa). The pre-Christian history of Poland’s prehistory was recalled in a very tangible way.
An important element of the exhibition is the AR application created on the Unity platform with the Vuforia plug-in - available for iPhone and Android - allowing you to scan markers located on the pedestals in the exhibition space.
After scanning the targets, animated 3D scans of the title water nymphs and reconstruction of an extinct freshwater shrimp are shown on the smartphone screen.
Want to try out the water nymph AR mask? Click here.


The opening of the exhibition was accompanied by a musical performance during which the water nymph WetMeWild appeared.

In cooperation with: Marta Navrot, Curator: Ania Batko, Photography: Tomasz Koszewnik, Paweł Wyląg.
Justyna Górowska©