Propaganda projector machine
Heineken Open'er Festival 2013
In 2012, the exhibition titled “Video Killed the Radio Star” organised by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw provided a meeting spot for thousands of Heineken Open’er festival-goers. In 2013, the Museum hosted the aircraft hangar at Gdynia airport.
Instead of an exhibition, the hangar saw the “propaganda projector machine” parked inside to screen the most fascinating experimental films by Polish artists of the 20th and 21st century. With its form addressing both the revolutionary design of the early 20th century and sci-fi flying machines – the projector used its two monumental screens to emit powerful and hypnotic films selected from among over 700 titles gathered in the Museum’s online artist’s moving image archive Filmoteka Muzeum. Designed by the young architectural practice 137kilo, the machine – its interior lit up with rays of light – also resembled a luminous sculpture.
The audience was in for a five-course visual feast with the following gourmet dishes on the menu: Another Dimension – otherworldly abstract films created with diverse techniques; Transmissions – selected Polish live TV broadcast artistic actions; The Afterlife of Images – highlights of Polish found footage films made by artists from recycled visual material; Structures and Senses – Polish structural films of the 1970s with an erotic edge; They Don’t Show It on MTV – Polish non-mainstream music videos.
“Propaganda Projector Machine” aimed at bringing video art and experimental film closer to the festival audience, while encouraging them to discover free online resources available at Filmoteka Muzeum.
Antosz & Andzia, Anna Baumgart, Kuba Bąkowski, Kazimierz Bendkowski, Wojciech Bruszewski, Balbina Bruszewska, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Bruce Checefsky/Stefan i Franciszka Themerson, Ted Ciesielski, Tomasz Czubak, Marcin Giżycki/Jalu Kurek, Maurycy Gomulicki, Grupa Sędzia Główny, Tomasz Kozak, Igor Krenz, KwieKulik, Paweł Kwiek, Tadeusz Makarczyński, Jolanta Marcolla, Natalia LL, Anna Niesterowicz, Piotr Obal, Alexander Pawlik, Andrzej Pawłowski, Gregory Petitqueux, Agnieszka Polska, Karol Radziszewski, Józef Robakowski, Łukasz Rusinek, Zygmunt Rytka, Mateusz Sadowski, Tomasz Sikorski, Dariusz Skubiel and Zdzisław Zinczuk, Zdzisław Sosnowski, Robert Szczerbowski, Maciej Toporowicz, Teresa Tyszkiewicz, Zbigniew Ugielski, Mieczysław Waśkowski, Helena Włodarczyk, Piotr Wyrzykowski, Krzysztof Zarębski