Filmoteka Muzeum

The focus of Mateusz Sadowski’s interest is the over-sensitive and the over-protective, stemming from boredom and staying too close to things, becoming acutely sensitive to their rhythms and textures. [...] All this happens within an area measuring a dozen or socentimetres, because Sadowski’s experiments with cardboard, rubber and plastic do not require him to reclaim plenty of room. He does not need vast space. He works in small areas, on tiny segments of reality, which encompass its most basic manifestations, as if he is trying to pinch the smallest possible bit of the world. In his video, a plain grey carpet turns into a misty thick forest, and pillows become icebergs breaking off a glacier. A piece of cardboard changes into an impenetrable wall, and thin rubber straps are transformed into murderous snakes that devour everything they find on their way.

(Quoted from: Marta Lisok, Turn of Events, exhibition brochure, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice)

Year: 2012
Duration: 6'13"
Language: no language
Source: HD video

© Mateusz Sadowski