SFC- Shoah Film Collection

Mariusz Wirski I

Mariusz Wirski (Poland)
A graduate of Polish Language and Literature Studies, PhD Student at the University of Gdansk, where he is working on doctoral dissertation on Film Studies. University Lecturer. He studied at the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts. He completed film workshops at the Gdynia Film School. The author of animated, experimental and documentary films. Many of them were presented at festivals in Poland (Gdynia Film Festival) but also in other countries (European Media Art Festival, Cologne One Minute Film Festival)

Title: Passerby, 2012, 1:14
One-minute documentary experiment. Within one minute presents four video channels in parallel to illustrate the first-person narrator’s journey to the interior of the concentration camp. The raw form of video and audio is justified in psychoanalytic intention to call a meeting of “the Real” by Jacques Lacan – pointless, hidden dimension napping underneath symbolically and imaginatively structured world. What is real is something most real, the material at the same time – as something that is based on the importance of fiction – is the farthest thing from reality.