• Marek Sobczyk, Bruno Schultz cuts off his penis and buries it in a hole in the ground, 1986

“Bruno Schulz in a montage of two film frames, merged into a single image: he simultaneously cuts off his penis and buries it in a hole in the ground. Considering the take, the psychoanalytical aspect to be considered according to Lacan’s analysis seems to be of lesser importance (the penis has a special place in relations of pleasure, the erectile organ begins to symbolise the place of ecstasy not as itself, not even as an image, but as the missing part of the desired image). What is more important is the act of overcoming the limitations of the two conventions: cinematographic and painterly. Ultimately, there is no absence of the desired image but its abundance. Additionally, the frozen painterly presentation can be watched as long as a film, and then you can come back to it and again watch it as long as a film”. /Marek Sobczyk/

Year: 1986
Medium: oil on canvas
Format: 180×210 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Marek Sobczyk
Index: MSN:4300-8/2014
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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