Polish Performance Archive

Description by Filmoteka Muzeum

Footage of Zygmunt Piotrowski's performance within the Performance Art Festival in Cleveland, USA.

The performer's artistic expression is reduced here to the minimum. Austere gestures and minimalism of body movements lend his figure an air of seeming motionlessness.

The artist's emotions can be read only from his facial expressions. The key component of the performance is Piotrowski's activity conducted with his breath. Thus, the work loses the character of a spectacle and turns into a meditation.