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Tożsamość jest dziś rozumiana w zawężonych kontekstach, zawłaszczonych przez politykę – lewica mówi o tożsamości seksualnej, prawica o narodowej. Główne siły polityczne toczą wojnę o nasze umysły i aby pozostać poza tego rodzaju kontekstami chciałbym doprowadzić do konfrontacji prac artystów z różnych krajów, o różnych optykach i koncentrujących się na podmiocie w szeszym kontekście. Znajdziemy tu przede wszystkim antropologiczne poszukiwanie koncepcji człowieka poruszającego się w środowisku medialnym, a nie próbę odnoszenia się do modelu podmiotu w znanych paradygmatach.

Michał Brzeziński

ARTYŚCI:
1. Vaclav Pelousek: H-DRUM
2. Thorsten Fleisch: HAUTNAH – SKINFLICK
3. Thorsten Fleisch: GESTALT
4. Andre Silva: SPAM LETTER + GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH…
5. Andre Silva: DOLLAR DISOBEDIENCE
6. Andre Silva: THE ONE AND MANY
7. Andre Silva: SCANOPHELIA 1.14′
8. Miroslaw Rajkowski: NATURA ABHORRET VACUM
9. Michal Brzezinski: LANDSZAFT A SPRAWA POLSKA
10. Michal Brzezinski: RISE
11. Michal Brzezinski: PASJA – PASSION
12. Sachiko Hayashi: boop-oop-a-doop
13. Yael Shulman: THE CLEAN MACHINE

‘Video Identity’ is the title of a program compiled by Michal Brzezinski. He asked me to participate with two of my films to which I gladly agreed. His compilation gives a very diverse and interesting view on contemporary video and film art, the subject being the artist’s look at himself and the world through reflexive use of technology. The artists involved in the program each have their own unique vision. Andre Silva uses an icon of modern technology namely Google Image Search and mixes it with spam letters, the bastard child of the internet. The clash of heaven versus hell makes for good video entertainment. In another video piece by Michal Brzezinski called ‘passion’ Google Image Search is used for a quest for spiritual output of search algorithms. The result is a torrent of images that invokes thoughts about Christianity, progress and how religion might be transformed in the future with all the new technologies now at our disposal. The video poem ‘Zen for a Butterfly’ by Miroslaw Rajkowski shows how a possible new ‘video religion’ might work. The cameraplay with a butterfly slowly draws the viewer into an abyss of sweet droning full of colors and abstractions. All in all the program manages to capture one’s attention with such ease that is a real pleasure to watch and reflect.

Thorsten Fleisch, February 2007, Berlin

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http://michalbrzezinski.org

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