Filmoteka Muzeum

Treliński’s documentary exercise, in which he records interviews with punks, live concerts and private meetings. The time is the late martial law, an era of stern censorship, omnipresent state propaganda, manipulation and mass media control.

At the same time, it is the young filmmaker’s moment of reflection on technique and the medium. Treliński tells his protagonists they can say whatever they want for the camera, hearing in response that truth cannot be mediated that way, that the camera kills it, that they prefer to talk directly to another person (or write something on the wall) than to a stupid recording machine. In one of the scenes, they spit at the lens.

The film features, among others, the members of Dezerter (including Skandal, who fulfilled his life in a punk manner), Zygzak of TZN Xenna and others.

Quited from: Down with the Pimps of Art , exhibition catalogue, Warsaw Stock Exchange, 2009.

Year: 1983
Duration: 16'11"
Language: Polish
Source: 35 mm

© The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź

Acquisition date: Mar 27, 2012
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit