restraint, 2016 

Three-channel video installation, HD,

1:00 min, dimensions variable, no sound, looped


All work and photographs © Grzegorz Stefanski

Grzegorz Stefanski

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  • About the work

    Two men in nazi uniforms present to the camera how to incapacitate civilian with bare hands. Calm anticipation followed by position-taking, then few efficient gestures and pause at the end of the sequence. Re-enacted choreography of struggling bodies balances between theatre and documentary (participants are members of historical reconstruction groups) emphasising the role of the body as the vessel for both the good clean fun and catalyst of involuntary violence.


    Text source: Artist website