blow out, 2016
Six-channel video installation with sound
Dimensions variable, looped.
All work and photographs © Grzegorz Stefanski
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The main character of Michelangelo Antonioni’s "Blow Up" has been digitally removed from the final scenes of the film. The Myriad Park sequence was broken up into six screens and set up in the exhibition space according to the logic of how it was shot. The audio sphere of the installation was the original sound from the lm which also cleaned from any sounds made by the protagonist. Both decisions - the removal of main character and blowing out the linear sequence of the lm - were made to remove guarantors of the meaning of this motion picture. The result is an ambiguous pictorial situation, familiar yet uncanny. Spectator’s sight encounters a void.
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