A small exaggeration (2016)
The work focuses on evasion strategies of artists facing control or censorship in the 1980s in Poland, and on the other hand questions if such strategies could exist again today. The censorship by the state is linked together with the individual construction and control of identity in the Internet age (as "A small exaggeration" to what the working title refers). A fictional artist group is trying to subvert and navigate around the restrictive rules by inventing certain tactics of delay. Out of the experiences with the spoken word, they improvise figures of a broken choreography. What could it mean for a body to invert control mechanisms? What could it mean for a whole group? For three chairs? Or for filmic montage?
(HD Video, 10 min.)
Funded by Polish Institute Berlin, Goethe Institute Warsaw, NInA Warsaw, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Warsaw.
Watch excerpt: A small exaggeration