Filmoteka Muzeum

The film documents an event conceived by Tomasz Sikorski, who in June 1982 invited a number of people from the contemporary art community as well as members of the Warsaw punk scene for a boat trip down the Vistula river. As Sikorski described it, ‘a typical excursion on a Sunday morning down the languid Vistula, undertaken by a group of unusual trippers, castaways drifting through the shallows of Babylon Warsaw of 1982.’

Besides many other interesting aspects, the film enables us to watch a group of Soc artists (Zygmunt Piotrowski, Przemysław Kwiek, Zofia Kulik, Paweł Kwiek) who, amid the trip’s dominant anarchic-melancholic atmosphere, seem to ultimately part with their martial law-shattered utopias of the early 1970s (e.g. the possibility of reforming communism, transforming it into a more democratic and less authoritarian system).

Featuring: Tomasz Sikorski, Marysia Lewandowska, Zygmunt Piotrowski, Paweł Kwiek, Przemysław Kwiek, Zofia Kulik, Joanna Stańko, Piotr Rypson, Tomasz Lipiński, Robert Brylewski
 

(ŁR)

Year: 1982
Duration: 5'53"
Language: no language
Source: 8 mm

© Tomasz Sikorski

Acquisition date: Jan 18, 2011
Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit