09.12.2016 — 29.01.2017
Exhibition opening December 9th, 2016 (Friday), 7 p.m. | Galeria Labirynt (Lublin, 5 Popiełuszki Street)
Open until January 29th, 2017 (Tue – Sun, 12 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
A musical on architecture, a thriller on bureaucracy, a theatre performance on politics, a psychological drama on collecting? Films by Karolina Breguła in their first minutes seem to fit within the popular conventions, only to abruptly completely deny such notions, create new ones, destroy those again and finally leave a viewer on the ruins of their own beliefs and convictions.
Grotesque characters, wandering through beautiful but cold and austere modernist spaces, remind us of Pozzo and Lucky of Waiting for Godot – their efforts are similarly confused and absurd and their goal is constantly more and more distant. They feel lost and are powerless against the socio-political absurdities, which they usually produce themselves. Their daily activities seem to be metaphors of everyday nonsenses – meticulous systematisation of teeth collection, illegal clover cultivation, a fight with artificial lighting and a construction of a large sugar tower. Their references can be found in the contemporary reality – from museums’ policies, through introducing stricter laws, to the recollections of architectural utopia.
Among others, Breguła’s three latest films – Photophobia, Office for Monument Construction and The Tower – are going to be presented at the exhibition.
Curated by Marcin Krasny