While outwardly the film is yet another serious, analytical experiment created within the framework of the Workshop of the Film Form, it takes on an absurd character as the score is rigorously “executed” by the artist. The initial epistemic goal is quickly transformed – as repetitions of similar operations continue – into an ironic “play with form”. Thus, in a highly humorous manner, the seriousness of Waśko’s earlier experiments is diffused. This analytical experiment, due to monotonous, emphatic repetition and multiplication of the word ‘no’ (on the visual and sonic level), was interpreted in Western countries (much to the artist’s surprise) as a protest against communism in Poland.
Quoted from: The Workshop of the Film Form 1970-1977, exhibition catalogue, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York 2004.
Source: 35 mm
© Ryszard Waśko
Ownership form: deposit