Playing Chess with Duchamp. on Marcin Giżycki’s “Sculptor with a Camera” Cover Image
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Grając w szachy z Duchampem. O „Rzeźbiarzu z kamerą” Marcina Giżyckiego
Playing Chess with Duchamp. on Marcin Giżycki’s “Sculptor with a Camera”

Author(s): Adam Trwoga
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: August Zamoyski;Marcin Giżycki

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to show the connections, both formal and in terms of content, taking place 1) between the found footage work, entitled “Sculptor with a Camera. Film Passion of August Zamoyski” by Marcin Giżycki, and amateur recordings by renowned Polish sculptor August Zamoyski, and 2) between Giżycki’s activities and strategies used in contemporary art (the concept of ready-made by Marcel Duchamp) and cinema (compilation film). In addition to the description and analysis referring to both Giżycki’s film and materials from the film archive of Zamoyski (containing the priceless document of life of the Polish landowning class in 1927-1929, as well as portraits of the artist’s friends, including A. Loos, A. Rubinstein, L. Marcoussis, A. Halicka, M. Kisling and the only recordings of S. I. Witkiewicz), the context of their creation and the possibilities for further use (e.g. by the Museum of Literature, which is the owner of Zamoyski’s recordings) were presented.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 104
  • Page Range: 204-216
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish