Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
Still from "Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles"
Cineclub is a new program to accompany the exhibitions "Why We Have Wars", "Bread and Roses", and "Making Use".
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of The Toynbee Tiles
Directed by Jon Foy
In the 1980s mysterious inscriptions began to appear on roads, highways and intersections in many American cities. They said: TOYNBEE IDEA / IN KUBRICK'S 2001 / RESURRECT DEAD / ON PLANET JUPITER. Most people paid them no attention, some thought they were a form of street art, and others considered it a sort of manifesto of an unidentified madman.
For independent artist and musician Justin Duerr they became almost an obsession - he kept on looking for answers, wanted to know what they meant and who put them there. For years he gathered and analyzed every clue the mysterious person left on the inscriptions on the streets of major cities in the USA and South America.
Together with a group of like minded enthusiasts who were trying to find out who the author of the tiles was and piecing together the elements of this puzzle, he discovered that the truth behind them is more bizarre, unbelievable and moving that he could ever imagine when he started his search.
Rafał Jęczmyk - cultural manager, journalist, music, film and art curator, works with festivals such as Avant Art, Wrocław Industrial Festival, T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty, Rytuał, Energia Dźwięku, Podwodny Wrocław, Art of Improvisation, among others. Founder and curator of Kino CRK and Kino w Brzuchu. He is fascinated with areas of art and culture that are considered dilettante and are not officially included. He has been working with Poznań's Galeria tak since 2012. He also runs a Facebook profile devoted to Outsider Art.