...and codes that break my heart. Anyway.
Dir. Amy Muhoro, Weronika Wysocka / Poland / 2020 / 6’
Directors: Weronika Wysocka
Screenplay: Weronika Wysocka, Amy Muhoro
Featuring: Eliza Chojnacka
Cinematography: Filip Skrońc
Editing: Weronika Wysocka
Sound: Zoi Mikhailova
Music: PIANO FANTASIA “Song for Denise” (Mike Serbee & Tidee), CRC MUSIQUE / SACEM
Producer: Maria Nowakowska
Production: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
World sales: Weronika Wysocka, Amy Muhoro
Living, scrolling, absorbing information together, we watched one another’s nervous and cognitive systems dissolving into hyper-reality. Stimulated by it, we all go through psychotic episodes while sitting in the armchair. Weronika Wysocka and Amy Muhoro constructed an artistic investigation showing the cause-and-effect process of data extraction by private companies. Film is a visual representation of the mind of a new-activism generation, who in order to fight for their rights, loses their sanity from time to time, blaming themselves for their lack of adequate resistance systems – although only highly specialized experts may have access to that. Hitting a wall of powerlessness, we rationalize our frailties by giving away logic. The (in)visibility of large power tycoons appearing on our screens daily, clashes in our minds with an unimaginably strong need to regain our freedom and bring back justice.
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Born in 1996, is a Kenyan multidisciplinary artist. Her practice is focused on the intersections of art, culture, and history, and their developmental role in human life throughout time.
Born 1994. Graduated from Mirosław Bałka’s Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Studied at UdK Berlin and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. Initiator of an artistic residency for young artists – Turnus Słupsk; founder and curator of the programme “end-less” about the traps of modernity in the context of overproduction. She ran the Narrative Strategies workshop programme at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She touches upon issues such as the impact of technology on humans and nature. She uses texts inspired by messages flowing through communicators, extracting from them reflections of global moods.