Oskar Dawicki is one of the few Polish artists to deal in their practice with art market critique.
Budget Story is a conceptual film, whose length comes as a direct result of how much the budget allocated by a cultural institution could afford. Each frame of the film has an established a financial value. Counters in the corners of the screen show the funds shrink in the course of time. The final scene features a famous Polish actor Jan Nowicki, who only has time to say: „We’ll soon run out of money!" In Budget Story, as well as in other works ( Home Shopping, 10.000 PLN), Dawicki makes an attempt at a rather drastic translation of the language of art into that of economics, with the view of proving that the debate on art usually is just a cover-up for capital operations.
Medium: video, DVD
Format: 9'26'' cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Stowarzyszenie Integracji Kultury Index: MSN: 4300-4/2009 Acquisition date: Nov 20, 2009 Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage