Dir. Agnieszka Polska / Poland / 2010 / 11’
The narrator of the film is an artist who emigrated from Poland to Sweden, left all his sketches in the country, and took up gardening in his new homeland. The story recalled by Agnieszka Polska resembles the biography of Paweł Freisler, an artist active in the 1960s and 1970s in the neo-avant-garde environment, who left for Scandinavia in 1976 and disappeared from the Polish art scene. Polska pays a hypothetical visit to Freisler's Swedish garden and shows how an artist, known for storytelling around his own performances, could build a narrative about his disappearance.
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Agnieszka Polska is a visual artist who uses computer-generated media to reflect on an individual and their social responsibility. She's attempting to render the ethical ambiguity of our time into hallucinatory films and installations. Polska has presented her works in international venues, including the New Museum and the MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Tate Modern in London, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. She also took part in the 57th Venice Biennale, 11th Gwangju Biennale, 19th Biennale of Sydney and 13th Istanbul Biennial. In 2018 she was awarded German Preis der Nationalgalerie. In 2021 her monographic exhibition was presented in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.