Filmoteka Muzeum

The assembling film by Kwiek, Osieki 74, was created in the context of a large artistic event, i.e. the International Meetings of Artists, Scientists and Theorists of Art in Osieki in 1974. In the frame of his Film Action (similar to Film Exercises carried out in Elbląg in 1973), Paweł Kwiek provided 17 participants to the event with a possibility to carry out short, one-minute films. The concepts that characterise Osieki 74 are: interdisciplinarity, intermediality, medialisation, poster-like character, objectivisation, etc.

Some of the most successful short film pieces were contributed by Grzegorz Sztabiński, Janusz Zagrodzki and Andrzej Partum. Janusz Zagrodzki came up with a minimalist film presenting a dark, non-exposed piece of film stock. A critic entitled that work Cage, referring to the anti-representational strategies of the American artist – the strategy that “forced” the viewer/listener to become an image/sound producer themselves. In his short film, Grzegorz Sztabiński carried out a successful transfer of his own theoretical-artistic concepts from the field of painting into that of film animation. In turn, Andrzej Partum’s work presented a “ride of the camera”, which approached the artist (his face) to become “swallowed” and “spat out” by him the next moment. Another work that merits a mention is a joint film by Andrzej Partum and Paweł Kwiek, consisting in a spontaneous, improvised “action for the camera”

Quoted from: Ł. Ronduda, Polskie filmy asemblingowe lat 70., Archive of Polish Assembling Films, CCA Ujazdowski Castle.

Year: 1974
Duration: 15'29"
Language: no language
Source: 16 mm

© Paweł Kwiek, courtesy ARTon Foundation; Museum in Koszalin

Acquisition date: May 7, 2012
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit

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