VIDEO ART

“…Only films made with the Non Camera technique can be called authentic works of visual, painting, graphic and musical art…”

Antonisz in Non-Camera Artistic Manifesto 1977

ANTONISZ: Experimental Animation

Exhibiting from 16 October at 12:00 to 31 October at 18:00

The team of Behind the Curtain and Centrala gallery along with Polish Expats Assoc are proud to announce the opening of the great video art exhibition of an amazing work by the film maker, inventor and composer Julian Antonisz. His films are an inseparable part of most representative showings of Polish animation. Antonisz’s humour has lost none of its charm over the years and still finds many admirers.

Are you interested in moving image, perhaps your passion is animation, or are you simply an art lover?

If so this exhibition is one for your list this October!

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“Non-camera for Antonisz was not a goal in itself, but rather a means to achieve other important objectives. It’s not fun in the cinema, an experiment, but real cinema, trying to provide, with just this extremely difficult method, specific, often complex and important content.” 

Armata, Video Club 12/96

Artist Information: JULIAN JÓZEF ANTONISZCZAK (ANTONISZ)

Many times awarded at film festivals in Poland and abroad, Antonisz was a maker of animated and experimental films, one of the founders of the Cracow Animated Film Studio, an inventor and a composer.
He made 36 films, of which the majority were drawn directly onto film tape. In 1977’s Non-Camera Artistic Manifesto, he formulated his vision of the artistic film, created directly onto the film tape without the use of a camera, stating that: “…Only films made with the Non Camera technique can be called authentic works of visual, painting, graphic and musical art.”
His work is a singular and one time phenomenon. Deep reflections are hidden under these humorous and seemingly light-hearted films and the expressive and, as it were, over-wrought music and ‘raw’ animation with its trembling contours and pulsating colours give them their unusual strength of expression.