Filmoteka Muzeum

In his video work Line, Paweł Kwiek pursues further his earlier film experiments related to the concept of Objective Documentary about a Man. Kwiek asked a group of people who came to his performance at Znak Gallery in Łódź to draw a line of whatever shape on a piece of paper. Then, that line provided a “score” for Kwiek to capture a given person on camera. As it was the case with Objective Documentary about a Man (much informed by the theory and practice of Oskar Hansen’s Open Form), also here Kwiek created a situation where it was the portrayed person who shaped the language of description, while the cameraman only carried out their commands. The material features the following participants to Kwiek’s event: Urszula Czartoryska, Ryszard Waśko, Józef Robakowski, Janusz Zagrodzki, among others.


Year: 1978
Duration: 2'55"
Language: Polish
Source: VHS

© Paweł Kwiek, courtesy ARTon Foundation