Filmoteka Muzeum

Octopus is a short film form created for a music piece, which engages in a dialogue with experimental music tapping into the format of a music video – so characteristic of popular music. Zaradny frames here the common ground for moving image and sound.

The work is set in a variety of contexts – from an informal relation with the traditional 'music video clip' format, to the presence of the artist in their own work, to the level of organisation of the visual structure stemming from the abstract musical composition.

The narration and dynamics of the musical structure provides a point of reference for the video's script. The play on the codes of popular culture and functions of a video clip leads Octopus into an ambiguous aesthetic dimension. On the one hand, the visual side is heavily inspired by the music and directly synchronised with it, e.g. in terms of repetitions, but also the very timbre. On the other, the artist's presence directly creates the most important part of the video. Playing on the format of a music video, Zaradny also alters the context of the original piece, generating its entirely new aesthetic dimension.

music: Anna Zaradny (from split Anna Zaradny/ Burkhard Stangl EP, Bocian Records),
directors: Anna Zaradny, Michał Kopaniszyn,
collaborating director: Łukasz Pycior,
director of photography, animation: Michał Kopaniszyn,
costume and make-up artist: Łukasz Pycior,
cast: Anna Zaradny


Year: 2012
Duration: 10'59''
Language: no language

© Anna Zaradny

Acquisition date: Jun 12, 2012
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit