Filmoteka Muzeum

Sight Deterioration is yet another self-portrait in Bąkowski’s practice. The artist focusses here on manifesting the constraints of perception, which disable control over shaping one’s own personality and prevent us from fully contacting the world. The film is a peculiar poetic last will, whose author strives to forge his own image in the collective memory. The artist stated: “I use personal experience only when everyone can identify with it. I’m not interested in evanescent and individual problems. Talking about myself, I want to talk about everyone.” The film is a digital animation employing video sequences. The images are accompanied by the artist’s own poetic commentary.

Quoted from: In the Heart of the Country. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in
, exhibition catalogue, 2013.


Year: 2013
Duration: 6'04"
Language: Polish (english subtitles)
Source: HD video

© Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw