Polish Performance Archive

Description by Filmoteka Muzeum

In the 1970s, Janusz Szczerek, member of the Workshop of the Film Form and Zespół T., was one of the most intriguing representatives of the structural genre of Polish experimental film and video art. Submerge Messiah, produced at the beginning of the 1980s, immediately following the artist’s emigration from Poland, manifests completely different and way more expressive qualities. It is a record of Szczerek’s strenuous performance, where he addresses the issues of an emigrant’s condition and Polish messianims