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Rave: Recharge – Film Screening

Fri 22 Mar, 6.30pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Piotr Wyrzykowski Forts 1996, video still. Courtesy the artist

Uncover the links between rave culture and contemporary art in 1990s Poland at a screening of short films.

Techno was a key motif of the raves and underground dance events which took hold in Poland alongside the transformation in the political and economic system in the early 1990s.

On one hand, raves were an expression of the optimism of this period of transformation. On the other, they manifested the anxieties of those times of social and technological acceleration.

Join us for the screening of unique films that explore the links between rave culture and contemporary art in Poland in the 1990s.

The screening features the following films:
1. Piotr Wyrzykowski, Forts (Forty)

Poland 1996, VHS transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 3 min
2. Marcelo Zammenhoff, Address for the Year 1999 (Oredzie na rok 1999)
Poland 1998–9, VHS transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 6 min
3. Dorota Jurczak, Legs
Poland 1999, VHS transferred to digital video, black and white, sound, 3 min; music: Jacek Sienkiewicz
4. CUKT, Wiktoria Cukt Presidential Campaign
Poland 2001, VHS transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 28 min (9 min excerpt shown)
5. Gregor Rózanski, Steelworks 2000 (Huta 2000)
Poland 2016, VHS transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 20 min
6. Agnieszka Tarasiuk, S.L.L.
Poland 1999, VHS transferred to digital video, colour, silent, 12 min (6 min excerpt shown); music: Karol Suka
7. Paulus Mazur, Twins
Poland 1993–5, Amiga Deluxe Paint animation transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 10 min
8. Neurobot, Normal Subjects
Poland 1998, VHS transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 3 min

Curated by Łukasz Mojsak and Łukasz Ronduda

This event is part of the 22nd Kinoteka Polish Film Festival and is organised with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute in London.

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Age recommendation

For ages 15+

Dates & times

Fri 22 Mar, 6.30pm
Approximate run time: 2 hours.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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  • Concessions25%**

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