Emmer 2021 ceramic, polymer clay, Acrylic resin component, vacuum formed acrylic, natural beeswax, melted church candles, crystalline wax 42 × 50 × 14 cm
Mashinca 2009-22, film, animation, loop
"Video work "Mashinca" is a close-up of the hands of the artist's grand- parents, Danuta and Waldemar Kopciewski - former Fasty factory workers - performing the job of bundling shoelaces with an apparatus constructed by Mr. Waldemar. It used to be a cottage industry job that the retired workers did after the Fasty shut down to make up for their famine pensions. The relationship with his grandparents, by whom he was raised, and frequent visits to the factory during his childhood shaped Zajko's artistic interests.
The artist has devoted a number of projects and exhibitions to their history, including "Jaka Praca Dzis - Takie Nasze Jutro" (2018, Castor Projects, London); "We Were Here" (2019, Slendzinski Gallery, Bialystok)."