Wojciech Bakowski – Suchy Pion (Poland 2012, 12:09 mins.)

Bakowski develops an architectural metaphor for the way a film can construct emotional states by piecing together certain images and associations. What would it be like to literally build structures from images that capture a certain way of being or a sensation? Despite the obvious impossibility of Bakowski’s project, he manages to reveal allegorical truths about the empathetic capabilities of cinema.

BIO: Born 1979 in Poznań, Wojciech Bąkowski is a multidisciplinary artist; a director of animated films and videos, a visual artist, poet, musician, and creator of audio performances and alternative music. In 2007, he co-founded the Poznań art group Penerstwo. Bakowski received the Deutsche Bank Foundation’s Views Award in 2009, chosen by an international jury for his original work over recent years. His work has been displayed at individual and collective exhibitions in Poland and Europe; he exhibited at the venues such as the Kunstverein in Freiburg, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich or Gare Saint Sauveur at the Lille 3000 Festival in France. At New York City’s New Museum, he participated in Younger Than Jesus, the biennial showing of young art.