Oskar Dawicki "Lacrimosa"

Oskar Dawicki – Lacrimosa

Exhibition opening: March 27th, 2015 (Friday), 7 p.m.
On until April 26th (Tue-Sun., 12.00 a.m. – 7 p.m., free admission)

Oskar Dawicki’s “Lacrimosa” exhibition at the Galeria Labirynt in Lublin is a specially executed monumental installation whose central point  is the “Tears of happiness” film produced in collaboration with a popular composer Paweł Mykietyn. Dawicki leads the audience into a surprisingly dreamlike space and develops a specific audio-visual trans.

After the success of the film “Performer” (directed in 2015 by Łukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczański) at the film festivals in Rotterdam and Berlin, where the film won THINK: FILM AWARD Dawicki’s struggle – as a character and himself enacting himself at the same time – continues. The ironic, existential relationship returns, it has no beginning and no end, as the laws of physics, time and the market have no control over it.

Another apology is another despair – self-reflection by waves of laughter and a sea of bitter tears. There is no place for an extended narrative here, no room for words, or juggling with images. The protagonist cries, but also turns the meanings upside down. He starts messing with the laws of gravity and once again tryies to tame despair by converting the bitter tears into hard currency.

Curator: Robert Rumas