Filmoteka Muzeum

A pretext to make the film came with the necessity to solve the problem wild boars that plagued the meadows in the area of the village of Kurówko. Daniel Rycharski treated that situation as impulse to organise an artistic action, and to document it in this film.

Combining documentary genre and poetic impression, the artist presents the history of his installation – a structure modelled on rural chapels, with a TV set installed instead of a saint’s figure. Apart from the practical function, the installation also serves reflection on the function of the media in the life of the village. It is an attempt to show the dwellers the elements that disrupt their social life, limit their interpersonal contacts, and reduce their activity. For this reason, the decision to situate the TV in an open space, on the common territory of the meadows is an attempt to use the device as a pretext to renew social relations.

On a more general level, it is one of the first activities by Rycharski where art is used as a tool that provokes encounters and works toward the integration of the local community.

The project also reveals the Rycharski’s artistic approach (personal invitations to all dwellers, close collaboration with his family). All those little elements combine to form the atmosphere of the event and make it easier to engage the majority of the people of Kurówko.


Year: 2011
Duration: 17'58"
Language: Polish

© Daniel Rycharski

Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit