Filmoteka Muzeum

Footage of Marcelo Zammenhoff’s spontaneous creative actions in the studio at the squat at 210 Kilińskiego Street in Łódź.

The title, which translates from German as “inner dance”, refers to the dance performed by Zammenhoff. It evokes a search for inner spirituality inspired by the Eastern religions’ metaphysics, undertaken by the artist at the beginning of the 1990s. Zammenhoff’s ragged outfit and mask come from the performances of the experimental group Fjoletowe Płyny Zdrowotne. The footage reveals a fascination with UV lamps and with the visual effects they produce when recorded on video, which enjoyed widespread popularity in the early days of techno culture.

Shot with a static camera, the film emanates a documentary spirit. However, Zammenhoff’s choice to direct the camera at himself, formally reminiscent of the performance-for-camera genre, introduces a creative quality: the camera becomes a tool of the artist’s self-discovery and personal experiments with the self.

The material adopts the convention of the Telewizja Atlantyda television broadcast; the opening credits mention Laser Radości studio as the producer.


Year: 1992
Duration: 5'53"
Language: Polish
Source: VHS

© Marcelo Zammenhoff