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dariusz_kowalski

Dariusz Kowalski

Poland

Biography

Dariusz Kowalski was born in 1971 in Krakow, Poland, and has been living in Austria since 1991. He studied Visual Media Design from 1998 to 2004 at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. Currently, he leads media workshops at the Fine Arts and Industrial Design at the University of Linz ( Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz ) and Vienna. His films include: ORTEM (2004), LUUKKAANGAS - UPDATED REVISITED (2004), ELEMENTS (2005), INTERSTATE (2006), OPTICAL VACUUM (2008), INTERROGATION ROOM (2009), TOWARD NOWA HUTA (2012).

Films Selection:

Richtung Nowa Huta - 2012
Toward Nowa Huta (Richtung Nowa Huta ) - 2012
Interrogation Room - 2009
Optical Vacuum - 2008
Interstate - 2006
Elements - 2005
Luukkaangas - Updated Revisited - 2004
Ortem - 2004

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Elements

Elements (Orig.) / 2005 / Poland / 8 min

Elements relates directly to space, to impregnable landscapes and uncertain horizons. As the motifs, taken from the website "Alaska Weather Camera Program", are small airfields in Alaska, the weather conditions there, time lapse and collage make the functional data disappear. In the same way the concrete objects like cars and planes disappear.

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Optical Vacuum

Optical Vacuum (Orig.) / 2008 / Poland / 54 min

Webcams have made it possible for the Internet "to have eyes," reflecting society from a subjectless and anonymous perspective. Over the past years, Dariusz Kowalski has downloaded surveillance sequences from various public and semi-public locations which in fact were not intended to be used.

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ORTEM

ORTEM (Orig.) / 2004 / Poland / 20 min

The main topic of the video work ORTEM is the metro's traffic system, which creates a specific space and perception situation via its underground architecture.

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Toward Nowa Huta

Toward Nowa Huta (Orig.) / 2012 / Poland / 77 min

Young people spin their cars around in the closed-down industrial grounds. A newlywed pair has their picture taken in dilapidated barracks. A tourist guide drives visitors through the city in his Trabant, pointing out the sites of clashes from 1989...

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