Wojciech Bruszewski Apnoea, 1972 © Polish National Film, Television and Thatre School in Łódź
Wojciech Bruszewski
Apnoea 1972

This survey of videos by pioneering Polish artist Wojciech Bruszewski (1947-2009) examines Bruszewski’s groundbreaking moving image experiments in perception. Alongside fellow ‘structural rebels’ active under the umbrella of the Workshop of the Film Form at the highly regarded Film School in Lódz during the 1970s (including Józef Robakowski and Pawel Kwiek), Bruszewski’s investigations into various dimensions of reality and perception left a strong imprint on Polish experimental film in the decades to follow. This compact but comprehensive presentation of key works is curated by Lukasz Mojsak of Filmoteka Muzeum, an initiative of theMuseum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The programme aims to bring the artist’s transcendental and all-embracing artistic approach to a London audience and to encourage critical and institutional recognition of these important works.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about Bruszewski, his contemporaries and his exchange with British structural filmmakers.

Ten works (Dziesiec prac)
Wojciech Bruszewski, Poland1973–1977, 31 min

Der Sternmusik, TV-Music, TV-Hen , Behaviour Music
Wojciech Bruszewski, Poland1979–1982, 5 min

Apnoea (Bezdech)
Wojciech Bruszewski, Poland1972, 10 min

Presented as part of Kinoteka, The 11th Polish Film Festival

Tate Film is supported by Maja Hoffmann / LUMA Foundation