Filmoteka Muzeum

The film Brussels Sprouts merges the artist’s interest in eroticism with the pursuit of human conciliation with nature, which makes itself manifest in the use of props of “natural” origin. The film is of a modular structure, whose subsequent elements present the variations on a given fragment of the analysed reality.

It is based on repetition of the erotic image, which provides an intermedial reference to painting and its surrounding aura of sublimity. Thus, Zarębski arranges the aesthetic and fetishist celebration of the act of unveiling female breasts.

This hot and erotic motif is framed here by a cool, conceptual stylistic figure, and the model’s naked body merges into one with the natural element, bringing into being a unique and visually sophisticated configuration.

References: K. Piotrowski, Krzysztof Zarębski. Erotematy słabnącego Erosa. Przyczynek do dziejów sztuki performance w Polsce i Stanach Zjednoczonych po 1968 roku, CCA Elektrownia, Radom 2009; Ł. Ronduda, Polish Art of the 70s. Avant-garde, Warsaw 2009.


Year: 1973
Duration: 3’15’’
Language: English
Source: 16 mm

© Krzysztof Zarębski

Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit