Filmoteka Muzeum

Janusz Bałdyga described the film as follows: “Every motor act in the area of art provides me with an opportunity of an authentic use of force. Use of force, devoid of concepts that often instrumentally accompany power, such as violence, destruction, attack, is my chance. I am between the one who uses force against me and the one who surrenders to my force. I transmit the inflicted blow. But my transmission is not mechanic. I was inflicted an aggressive blow. My blow, devoid of aggression, becomes a sign. I can recognise the negative of the situation I am experiencing. I establish an artistic act related to the use of force. I work this way, as now I have no other choice”

References: Janusz Bałdyga, Użycie siły, BWA Lublin 1984.


Year: 1984
Duration: 4'22''
Language: no sound
Source: 16 mm

© Janusz Bałdyga

Acquisition date: Sep 9, 2011
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit