Dark Sun Squeeze

2003 | 00:10:09 | United States | Color | Mono | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Consumer culture, Photography

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Dark Sun Squeeze is a darkly meditative exploration of a sewage treatment plant, revealing the hidden rhythms and bizarre journey of raw human waste. The images of flowing waste speak of decay, destruction, of madness inherent in excessive consumption. At the same time they reveal the redemptive side of detritus, its regenerative potential, the sublime that exists in the abject.

“Paweł Wojtasik delivers the final word on the absolute value of news, money, politics and just about everything else.”

-- Holland Cotter, The New York Times, Oct 1, 2004

 

Premiere

Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT

Exhibitions + Festivals

Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain, 2004

Sous-Sol Gallery, Paris, France, 2005

Greater New York, PS1/MoMA, New York, 2005

Kunstcentrum Network Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, 2005

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, 2006

Platform China Gallry, Borderline Video Art Festival, Beijing, China, 2006

San Francisco Cinematheque, 2006

Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands, 2006

Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany 2008

Anthology Film Archives, New York, 2009

Flaherty Film Seminar, 2009

International House, Philadelphia, 2011

Hamilton College, New York, 2011

John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, 2011