The Nest

 

Gniazdo-okladka

book cover of screenplay by Bogna Burska The Nest. A Play On How to Misuse Things and Also How Not To Waste Them / Gniazdo. Sztuka o tym, jak użyć rzeczy w sposób nieodpowiedni i potem ich jeszcze nie zmarnować, graphic design: Maciej Salamon, CCA Kronika, Bytom 2013

„A satirical portrait of the circle of today’s visual artists, curators and other people operating in the artistic world. The play has a character of satirical show, being rhymed at times. It is written with a great sense of humour, as well as a thorough knowledge of this circle, governed by buffoonery, manipulation and snobbery. (…)”   Dialog 2013.9 (682)

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What Do Naiads Eat?

 

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What Do Naiads Eat? Center of Contemporary Art Kronika, Bytom 2013

fot. Marcin Wysocki / Bogna Burska

 

„What Do Naiads Eat? consists in an attempt to breed butterflies and moths in an art gallery. Her idea refers to the origins of the concept of exhibitions and museums, before the division into the specialisations, which was to show phenomena that people want to see (things, beings, ideas). At the same time it relates to the phases of creating an artwork, as well as the transformation of man in self-fulfilment – the Fourierian idea of the butterfly passion, capable of changing the lives of both society and nature itself thanks to the availability of different activities.”

http://www.imagomundi.pl/en/projects/current/bogna-burska-what-do-naiads-eat-.html

A Clock for Podgorze (Clocks)

 

 

 

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Clock for Podgórze  excerpts of video 21’21″ 5th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival Podgorze Cracow 2013

Series of videos where rectangular film frame was transformed into a ring. Left and right edge of a video frame meet in one line and objects visible in film move inside a ring similarly to clock hands. Based on co-relations between theories on time and structure of film medium this works are specific film clocks presenting images of time – endless variations related as well to it’s scientific idea as to subjective perception.

This time material was filmed in Cracow district Podgorze and screened during few summer nights onto one of it’s main squares – The Independence Square. Work has been commissioned for 5th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival 2013 and curated by Stanisław Ruksza.

Battle of Grunwald

 

Battle of Grunwald excerpt 11’11″ of 19’29″  found footage video (footage from 26 feature films) 19’ 2011

Video tells a story of famous medieval battle of Grunwald. Film was made of fragments of 26 screenings of this event, as well professional as amateur. Material comes from different genres of motion pictures such as animation, on-line games, computer games, advertisements, enactment’s documentations, video-clips, TV materials and cinema. Similarly to previous project this video raises questions about the current condition and coherence of the legend and tries to find the answer to why so many remakes have been made. This time research included amateur productions, their quantity proofs the real common interest in memory of this battle and variety of techniques presently used for home made films.

Video was commissioned  for Side by Side. Poland – Germany. A 1000 Years of Art and History exhibition presented in Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin 2011/12.

consultant Michał Januszaniec

A Thousand Deaths

 

A Thousand Deaths – part 1  11′ 40″ of 109′  found footage video  (footage from 20 feature films) 2010/2011

 

 

A Thousand Deaths 10’25″ of 109′  found footage video  (footage from 20 feature films) 2010/2011

The movie relates – in 6 installments – the story of Elisabeth I Tudor, queen of England, known as the Virgin Queen. The narration is built up of fragments of feature movies inspired by the life of the queen and her relatives. It is also a personal tale – a manifold portrait of a woman, who had crossed the boundaries set by culture and its discourses, who can be with no doubt called one of the most interesting personalities of last millennium.

The project raises questions about the current condition and coherence of the legend and tries to find the answer to why so many remakes have been made. It also hopelessly looks for the real person hidden behind the many masks and gestures given to her by actresses and film directors.

consultant Michał Januszaniec

 

Remake

 

Remake found footage video (footage from 2 feature films) 4’22’’  2009

Video meeting Christ from Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and Count Monte Cristo stared by the same actor. In this story Christ escapes his execution there for liberates himself from one of the most important stories in human history. This work is also a remake of my earlier work A Very Bad Dream of Count of Monte Cristo.

 

 

12:30 (Clocks)

 

 

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12:30 from series of found footage videos Clocks, 12’30’’, Views 2009 – Deutche Bank Foundation Prize exhibition, National Gallery Zachęta, Warsaw 2009  collaboration with Michał Januszaniec

One of „film clocks” presented on a round two-sided screen placed in arc of interior of National Gallery Zachęta. Form and placement of a projection relates it to place meant for clocks in interiors of big buildings designed for public purposes.

Clocks series of found footage videos, 2009
Series of videos where rectangular film frame was transformed into a ring. Left and right edge of a video frame meet in one line and objects visible in film move inside a ring similarly to clock hands.
Based on co-relations between theories on time and structure of film medium this works are specific film clocks presenting images of time – endless variations related as well to it’s scientific idea as to subjective perception.

 

 

Chronicle

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Chronicle video stills presented as slide show, 1’50’’, 2008

Collection of stills from feature films depicting blood signed with place and date it was made (according to the film narration) presented as slide show and pretending to be police photo chronicle of real crime scenes.

Found Footage

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Found Footage interactive video installation  (5’37’’ found footage with material from 3 feature films)   2008   collaboration with Michał Januszaniec

Installation of a room of small shady erotic cinema with vending machine to play movies. Vending machine is a reconstruction of such a machine present in a film – one of three movies composing video played after inserting a coin. Video tells a true story of strange coincidences and confusion of reality and fiction, all related to world of cinema

Shooting Star

 

Shooting Star found footage video (footage from 37 feature films) excerpt 3’53″ of 47’25’’  2006/2008  collaboration with Michał Januszaniec

Video compiled of movies starring Al Pacino. It introduces the star actor in almost all his fictional incarnations, but at the same time it is an attempt to create a new integral, coherent story of a man, who lives his life, makes a professional career, falls in love (twice), matures and finally passes away.
The work is an analysis of the phenomenon of a movie star. Actors’ appearances are always marked by a certain duality: of being a new distinct character in every movie and forming an even stronger, recognizable personality as individual actor in the same time.

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Wind

 

Wind found footage video (footage from 39 feature films) excerpt 02’09″ of 11’50’’  2006/2007  collaboration with Michał Januszaniec

Video compiled of scenes showing both human attempts to fly and suicidal jumps. It is a story of a quest for liberty, in which the dream of love meets desire of death.

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God Is Vain

 

God Is Vain found footage video (footage from 51 feature films)  excerpt 02’04″ of 23’28’’  2006/2007  collaboration with Michał Januszaniec

Video compiled of fragments doubling image of human being – mirroring reflections or pairs of the same sex. Work is an attempt to analyze concept and iconography of mirror or symmetric reflection. At the same time video is constructed as coherent love story where two lovers meet, overcome obstacles and end happily in each others arms.

series a game with the shifting mirrors  part 2

 

A Heart So White

 

A Heart So White found footage video  (footage from 67 feature films)  excerpt 04’26″ of 38’41’’  2006/2007  collaboration with Michał Januszaniec

Video collecting and analyzing iconography and meanings of blood. Vide is also an attempt to build a film narration based on associations of images and their inner connections.

series a game with the shifting mirrors  part 2

 

 

 

Piece of Jade

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Piece of Jade found footage video (footage from 3 feature films)  8’03’’  2006/2007

Video about fatal attraction. Three movies are compiled into one story narrated by the same actor in a very similar manner create coherent and logical love story.

series a game with the shifting mirrors  part 1

Very Bad Dream of Count of Monte Cristo

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A Very Bad Dream of Count of Monte Cristo found footage video (footage from 2 feature films)  7’52’’  2006/2007

Video meeting Christ from Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and Count Monte Cristo stared by the same actor. Both movies touch boundaries of suffering and question – intentionally or not – religious believes of both characters and viewers.

video series a game with the shifting mirrors  part 1

One More

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One More found footage video  (footage from 2 feature films)  4’20’’  2006/2007

The same politically incorrect joke told in two different otherwise unconnected movies was edited together into one work. A racist joke is being told by a white and black person alternately.

series a game with the shifting mirrors  part 1

Margaret

 

Margaret, video, excerpt 1’04″of 6’33″, 2006

This video is dedicated to four Margarets: Susanne Margarethe Brandt whose life and death inspired Goethe to create Grethen (second Margaret) in Faust, to Margarita Nicolayeva from Bulhakovs’ The Master and Margaret which characters were inspired by Fausts’ characters and to French Queen Marguerite de Valois, who according to Bulhakovs’ novel was an ancestor of Margarita Nicolayeva.

 

 

Crystals (2)

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Crystals (series 2, photos nr 1, 3, 5), 2006

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Crystals (1)

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Crystals (series 1, photos nr 1, 3, 4, 5), 2005

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Vazante – Well

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Well, from series Vazante, 100 x 70 cm photo, 2005

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Vazante – Trail

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Trail, from series Vazante, 5 photos 105 x 70 cm each, 2004

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Vazante – Low Tide

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Low Tide (1,2,5,8,10) , from series Vazante, photos, 2004

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Vazante – Lagoon

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Lagoon, from series Vazante, 6 photos 60 x 40 cm each, 2004

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Flashback

 

Flashback, video, excerpt 0’31″ of 2’20″, 2004

 

 

 

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Rain In Paris

 

Rain In Paris, found footage video, excerpt 1’31″ of 10’52″,2004  collaboration with Michał Januszaniec   footage of 14 feature films

Rain in Paris is a found footage video consisting of short excerpts from various feature movies that take place in Paris. The project is a game with the stereotype of Paris – a city of love, emotions and sentimentality. The video becomes a short trip through intensive emotions that eventually turn violent.

 

TV Room

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TV Room, video-installation, Mały Salon National Gallery of Art Zachęta, 2004

Book

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Book, 12 pairs of photos, 60 x 40 cm each, 2004

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Stained-glass

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Stained-glass, paint for glass, Friedenskirche, Frankfurt Oder, 2004

Arachne

 

Arachne, video, excerpt 0’51″ of 2’20″, 2003

 

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Arachne, video-installation, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, 2003

 

 

 

untitled (wall painting)

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untitled, acrylic on plaster, Galeria Szara, 2003

Road

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Road, 9 photos 65 x 40 cm each, 2003

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Life Is Beautiful

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Life Is Beautiful, 25 photos 30 x 20 cm each, 2002

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Algorithm

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Algorithm, 12 photos 16,5 x 16,5 cm each, 2002

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untitled (installation)

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untitled, mixed media, Galeria Biała, Lublin, 2002

untitled (corridor 2)

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untitled, mixed media, Center of Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, 2002