Filmoteka Muzeum

Jadwiga Singer was a founding member of Laboratorium Technik Prezentacyjnych (The Laboratory of Presentation Techniques). This entity came into being in 1975 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, as a Special Interest Group in the department of graphic art. The principal aim of the group was to promote work that defied the established curriculum of art courses. Under the adopted name of the group, its members started analysing various media such as film and TV. They endeavoured to develop their own variety of structural cinema and analytical video.
Jadwiga Singer’s film The End The End shows an interest in media issues, the film-making process as a subject, or relations of materials which determine cinematography as a medium. The artist is also interested in using structural cinematic instruments to formally organise images. One can observe that Singer’s film achieves a particular balance between the artistic and meta-artistic discourse. The motif of closed composition (on which The End The End is based), is of a circular nature, in which the end signifies the return to the point of departure, and is frequently employed by the artist.

Year: 1979
Duration: 2'55''
Language: no sound
Source: 16 mm

© Jadwiga Singer