The Luggage comprises an array of intertwined scenes featuring activities with such props as a TV set, high-heeled shoes, mirror, torch. The film emanates physical tension, accentuated through dynamic editing and the aesthetics of compulsive repetition, characteristic of Sosnowski’s practice. It presents murky explorations, shaky scenes of convulsion, magic rituals with an undertone of eroticism.
Despite the obvious emphasis on nudity and privacy, the language of creating representations, tapped into in the film, borrows from the repertoire characteristic of mass culture. Therefore, apart from a personal record, we are also dealing here with an ambiguous (pop art) and allegorical (critical-cynical) analysis of the mechanisms that govern the iconosphere of the mass media.
References: David Crowley, Art of Consumption, [in:] 1,2,3... Avant-gardes. Film/Art Between Experiment and Archive, Ł. Ronduda, F. Zeyfang (eds.), Warsaw 2006; Ł. Ronduda, Polish Art of the 70s Avant-garde, Warsaw 2009; Zdzisław Sosnowski, Goalkeeper, 1977, unpublished, Archive of the Centre for Academic Information and Documentation, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.
Language: no language
Source: 16 mm
© Zdzisław Sosnowski
Ownership form: deposit