Paweł Wojtasik Videoworks: Volume 1

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Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: Animals, Body, Consumer culture, Documentary, Environment, Nature

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Paweł Wojtasik Videoworks: Volume 1

Exploring climate change, the destruction of nature, and industrial pollution, these four works by Paweł Wojtasik paint horrific yet meditative landscapes of global infrastructures like meat production, waste treatment, and laboratory experimentation. Often focusing on human and animal interactions in the modern world, Wojtasik's camera studies the subtleties of interspecies connection in a clinical way, lingering on the power and human control of nature.

"For Wojtasik, making art is about facing fear — the fear of death, of pain, of loss, even the fear of seeing certain kinds of imagery on screen — and challenging taboos."

— Scott MacDonald, Perception as Transcendence: Interview with Paweł Wojtasik, Film Quarterly, Vol. 65, 2011

Included Titles

Aquarium, The
Filmed primarily in Alaska, The Aquarium contrasts the openness of the primeval Arctic landscape with the entrapment of captured sea mammals in aquariums. It speaks of the progressive destruction of these animals’ habitat, seeing beyond the alluring...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: animals, blu-ray, environment

Paweł Wojtasik
2010 | 07:48
Pigs
A close-range look at pigs living on a farm in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pigs, individually and as a group, become a metaphor for humanity as they go from leisurely wallowing in the mud to the wildness of a feeding frenzy. In a key shot, a pig...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: animals, consumer culture

Paweł Wojtasik
2007 | 10:30
Paweł Wojtasik, Naked
Naked shows a colony of naked mole rats living in a laboratory. This rare and highly socialized species demonstrates modes of behavior that in uncanny ways seem human-like. The mole rats are the most inbred species on the planet, and have the...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: animals, documentary, science

Dark Sun Squeeze
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...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: consumer culture, photography