Joint films by Teresa Tyszkiewicz and Zdzisław Sosnowski, such as The Other Side or Permanent Position constitute the fullest expression of the interest of Polish artists of the 70s in eroticism. We are witnessing here a sensual story of the intimate relation of a couple in love, who develop through improvised actions-compositions the repertoire of visual equivalents of the experience of love and romantic relationship. The sexual flavour of the presented situations is additionally amplified by objects that evoke eroticism. The film presents the negotiation between the private experience of eroticism and the clichéd poetics of erotic representations, which infiltrated into Poland from the West when the puritan country was still turning its back on the erotic imaginary. The artists’ attempts are not at grasping the mystery of intimacy, but at elaborating a visual structure meant to express the joy of being together.
References: D. Crowley, The Art of Consumption, in: 1,2,3... Avant-gardes. Film/Art Between Experiment and Archive, eds. Ł. Ronduda, F. Zeyfang, Warsaw 2006; Ł. Ronduda, Polish Art of the 70s Avant-garde, Warsaw 2009.
Language: no language
Source: 16 mm
© Zdzisław Sosnowski, Teresa Tyszkiewicz
Ownership form: deposit