In 1924, Henryk Berlewi, avant-garde artist affiliated with the constructivist group “Blok”, published his theory of “mechanofaktura” – innovative image-building solution based on the replacement of varied canvas texture with two-dimensional visual equivalents such as the rhythm of lines and planes, schematic combination of geometrical forms, and colour range reduced to black, red and white.
By mechanising the means of expression Berlewi sought to arrive at the effect of texture variation without departing from the inherent two-dimensionality of painting. The movement generated by adding rhythm to the image was described by Berlewi as if he was describing a film, which prompted Marcin Giżycki to create this moving image reconstruction.
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