Scene from the film Ortem
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  • Poland

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. The film as an abstract essay focuses on phenomena like: speed, perception, architecture, memory and examines the two dimensional and anonymous aspect of everyday life and experience. The discourse about the representation of areas and places meets real architecture. The cinematic reflection of the social and cultural dispositives of urban spaces plumbs the intersections, which have designed it.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dariusz Kowalski
  • Editing
    Dariusz Kowalski
  • Sound
    Stefan Németh
  • Duration
    20 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Bochumer Videofestival
    • Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival
    • Zagreb - 25fps Film & Video Festival
    • Milano Aiace - Invideo is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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