Mur i Wieża, 2009
HD video format
Duration: 15.00 min.
Edition 1/5 + 2 A.P.
2010, National Museum Wales, UK
2010 Media City Seoul, The 6th International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2010
Out of Place, curated by Noah Simblist, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas, US, 2011
Kassler Documentar Film-Und Videofest, Kassel, Germany, 2010
2011 International Filmfestival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2010 Shortfilm festival Oberhausen, Germany
2010 Moderna Museet, Malmo, Sweden
2010 Artes Mundi, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2010 1st Ural Biennial, Ekatarinburg, Russia
2010 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
2010 Early years, Kunstwerke, Berlin
2010 Annet Gelink Gallery, "If you want, we'll travel to the moon together."
2009-2010 Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
The second film in the trilogy Mur i wieża (Wall and Tower) was made in the Warsaw district of Muranów, where a new kibbutz was erected at actual scale and in the architectural style of the 1930’s. This kibbutz, constructed in the centre of Warsaw, was an utterly ‘exotic’ structure, even despite its perverse reflection of the history of the location, which had been the Jewish residential area before the war, and then a part of Warsaw Ghetto. The film invokes previous heroic images of strong and beautiful men and women who mythically established Israel. They were depicted as determined pioneers who, despite the most unfavorable conditions, kept building houses, cultivating land, studying, bringing up children collectively, sharing their assets and constantly training to fight off potential enemy attacks. This is the world that the artist proposes to resurrect in the 21st century, in an entirely different political and geographical configuration.