• Zbigniew Libera, How to train the girls, 1987

It is one of the most remarkable works of the 80’s. Libera through montage techniques is slowing down the recorded material showing everyday scene in which an older woman is teaching a young girl how to use objects such as lipstick, mirror, jewellery, etc. Through applying this technique Libera is emphasizing the process of social training that leads to performing and fulfilling specific gender roles. Libera said that for him „it was an extraordinary example of conscious process that we do not take notice of and therefore we are not aware of its presence in our lives". Music by Sternenhoch, a group created by Libera and Jerzy Truszkowski is played as a soundtrack to the video.

Year: 1987
Medium: video NTSC, DVD
Format: 16:25

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Stowarzyszenie Integracji Kultury
Index: MSN: 4300-2/2009
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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