Filmoteka Muzeum

Joint film work by Sikorski and artist Asia Ciba documents the atmosphere of the first months following the imposition of martial law. The atmosphere of isolation, precariousness, waiting for it to end and the need to break away from the external, political and social realm. The film was made without any specific intention, on a certain “dead” afternoon, in a cramped basement in Radna St. in Warsaw, where the artist dwelt at the time.

Having developed the film stock, Sikorski coloured it with a red marker, amplifying the fluidity, randomness and indefiniteness of the image. The spilt dirty red enlivens and dramatises the entire work. In the light of mutually overlapping and permeating images, it creates a sense of the third, unclear thread (the film stock underwent double exposition). This gesture evokes Sikorski’s earlier, material gestures from the 1970s.


Year: 1982
Duration: 5\'47\"
Language: no sound
Source: 16 mm

© Tomasz Sikorski

Acquisition date: Jan 18, 2011
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit