One of nine sequences of a film realised by a group of students between 8 and 14 February 1971. A part of Open Form, this film records an Activity performed with and around the replica of Michelangelo’s Moses situated in the hall of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. The intention of this performative act was to counteract the closed form of the artwork, thus revealing that traditional sculptural forms were not autonomous but included in a chain of many complex real-world relations. The artists covered the sculpture with white paper, acted upon the surface with materials as diverse as coloured paper or clay and used all sorts of formal techniques to animate the sculpture – contrast, association, provocation, transposition of previous situations.
In the early 1970s, ‘Moses’ was presented as a slide projection on two or three screens simultaneously. In 2001, one of such multi-screen projections was reconstructed.
Participants and co-authors:
Zofia Kulik, Przemysław Kwiek, Jan S. Wojciechowski, Bartłomiej Zdrojewski (students and graduates of the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw), Paweł Kwiek, Tatiana Dębska, Jacek Zalewski (students of the Film Operator Faculty of the National Film School in Łódź), Ewa Lemańska (Faculty of Acting of the National Film School in Łódź), Ms. Halina (model).
Language: no sound
Source: 35 mm
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