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blow out (2016), installation view, The New Theatre, Warsaw, 23-26.09.2016

blow out, 2016

six-channel video installation with sound, dimensions variable

MA in Mirosław Bałka Studio of Spatial Activities. The New Theatre, Warsaw, 23–26.09.2016

Main character of Michelangelo Antonioni’s „Blow Up” has been digitally removed from the final scenes of the film. 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 film also cleaned from any sounds made by the protagonist. Both decisions - removal of main character and blowing out the linear sequence of the film - were made to remove guarantors of the meaning of this motion picture. The result is ambiguous pictorial situation, familiar yet uncanny. Spectator’s sight encounters a void.

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blow out (2016), installation view, The New Theatre, Warsaw, 23-26.09.2016

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blow out (2016), installation view, The New Theatre, Warsaw, 23-26.09.2016

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blow out (2016), installation view, The New Theatre, Warsaw, 23-26.09.2016

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blow out (2016), installation view, The New Theatre, Warsaw, 23-26.09.2016

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blow out (2016), installation view, The New Theatre, Warsaw, 23-26.09.2016

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