Jul 25, 2019 | Announcements and updates Festival News
Learn a little more about the Polish visionary ahead of his OIAF 2019 Retrospective.
THE MISCHIEVOUS MUSINGS OF PIOTR BOSACKI
“Animating an assortment of everyday objects and modest drawings, the films of Polish animator/artist/musician/writer, Piotr Bosacki (e.g. Shekhinah, Dracula, To Love Life, Utter Rubbish) are a mix of physics lectures, intimate audio diaries, and the basement rants of some Dostoevsky mad man. Bosacki’s works explore the complexities and inconsistencies of universal systems and structures, all while seeming to champion the inevitable fucked-up-ness of it all. These minimalist and mischievous musings of existence will leave you frustrated, frightened and confused yet somehow mesmerized, intrigued and as giddy as a dog running manically on a spring day at the park.”
– Chris Robinson, Artistic Director of the OIAF
A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’RE IN FOR
“Bosacki’s animations often feature real objects that “perform” in his films. A mechanized apparatus – drawings, animations, or objects made of screws, buttons, matches, rubber bands, old photographic films or audio tapes to resemble precise tools – serve to illustrate various problems and theories, they are like teaching materials used in the process of instilling knowledge. Obiekty animowane / Animated Objects (2011-2012) follows DIY and Adam Slodowy aesthetics: a rubber band forms changing shapes as it is moved by a pair of tongs, while two turning photographic films painted with dots and circles every so often form the image of a face.”
IN HIS OWN WORDS
Bosacki did an artist talk through the WRO Art Center and ArtistTalk.eu, where he speaks to his motivations and processes in depth.
Watch it here – then come see his work at #OIAF19!