Filmoteka Muzeum

This multilayered, self-reflective performance, which included a sculptural stage set, was entitled Thingy after an over-sweetened, childish form of the Polish word ‘coś’ (something). This ‘something’ was covered in brown paper and hung nearly 1.5 m over the floor in the corner of the room in a bag suspended by four ropes. Kwiek and Kulik, both with little diamonds glued to the tips of their noses, stood at its sides, which were lit by two slide projections. They held books in their hands, opening them randomly and alternately reading fragments of two poems by Norwid and Apollinaire. Then they switched on the interior light and removed the brown paper, revealing a sculpted head, golden in front, with a little diamond sitting at the tip of its nose. At the back of the head there were rags, paper, wire and lumps of plaster. A book – the catalogue of Pot-Boiling works made by KwieKulik – was placed on top of the sculpture and slides, documenting the artists’ Pot-Boiling works, were projected on two perpendicular walls of the room.


Year: 1979
Duration: 4'50"
Language: no sound
Place: ReRepassage Gallery, Warsaw
Source: Super 8

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Acquisition date: Jan 28, 2011
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit