Übergordnete Werke und Veranstaltungen



PL 2023

The Unmaking animation consists of 3D models of various structures that make it possible to cross borders or block such movement: highway bridges on Poland’s western border; Polish border crossings with Belarus and Ukraine; the Polish branch of the transcontinental “Druzhba” oil pipeline, running from Siberia to Germany; border fortifications in Greece, Hungary, Melilla (a Spanish exclave in Morocco) or on the Polish-Belarusian border. The voice-over narrative of the video deals with the mechanisms of division, connection and exclusion, built into every type of infrastructure and characteristic of the political system in which we live.


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Tytus Szabelski-Różniak
3D animation
PL 2023, 9 min
Music: Hubert Karmiński, Voiceover: Marta Markowicz

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