PROGRAM PUBLICATIONS INFO POLSKI

LES FIGURANTS, 2005

Members of the Azorro super-group have appeared as extras in the film 'Karol: A Man Who Became Pope' (co-produced by Poland, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, 2005) - a fictionalized biography of Karol Wojtyla. They appear on the screen not only in the background, we see them in four different personifications: as priests, professors of the Jagiellonian University, Nazis and Jews.
The project - apart from the original 3-hour-long film - consists of a design for an advertising poster made by Azorro and a series of photos taken on the set showing group members in the outfits suitable to the roles played by them.

The participation of Azorro in the making of 'Karol: A Man Who Became Pope' is the realization of a popular dream to appear in the movies and, at the same time, a reflection on the expressive quality of the film characterization and the roles ascribed to people by History. Only an extra can change roles so easily - be a victim once only to become the tormenter. This straightforward remark proves true not only in the movies, and the whole project turns out to be a reflection on how different (film, historical and artistic) realities intermingle and the conventional character of central and peripheral matters.

Azorro - Les Figurants, 2005
Les Figurants, 2005, poster project

 
Azorro - Les Figurants, 2005
Les Figurants, 2005, photographs, 18 x 24 cm


Azorro - Les Figurants, 2005
Les Figurants, 2005, photographs, 18 x 24 cm



PYXIS SYSTEMATIS DOMESTICI QUOD DICITUR, 2003
DVD, 39'50"

Latin road film. Four artists travel from Warsaw to an exhibition in Vienna. Snowy landscapes,
small towns lost in time and space. Though they pass the borders of subsequent countries, the artists talk to each other and the people they meet in the same, already forgotten as it would seem, language..

The film was produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art MUMOK, Vienna.

Azorro - PYXIS SYSTEMATIS DOMESTICI QUOD DICITUR, 2003


Azorro - PYXIS SYSTEMATIS DOMESTICI QUOD DICITUR, 2003



EVERYTHING HAS BEEN DONE I/II, 2003
DVD, 12'/26'

Members of the Azorro super-group meet to come up with an idea for a new art project. As the conversation progresses, however, it turns out that - just as it happens in art - all ideas have already been realized. The film consists of two parts shot in different locations and is meant for exhibiting as a two-channel video screening.
The project is also carried out by Azorro 'live' - hired actors read out the film dialogue list. So far, the performance has been realized in a number of countries and various language versions (eg. Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovakian, Pretigal, Japanese, Portugal). 'Everything has been done' also appeared in print as 'A tragedy in 3 acts, without an epilogue' (Pub. Bunkier Sztuki, 2003, Polish and English).
The work was purchased by the Cracow National Museum and the Towarzystwo Zachety Sztuk Pieknych in Lodz.

Azorro - Everything has been done - 2003

Azorro - Everything has been done - 2003



PORTRAIT WITH A CURATOR, 2002
DVD, 8'

Four Polish artists on the brink of a great artistic career. Members of the Azorro super-group appear at various openings and - not asking for permission - photograph themselves with important personas from the Polish art world: directors, curators, gallery workers, critics.
Azorro - Portrait with the curator

Azorro - Portrait with the curator