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Events 05 | 2012

Sat, May 26, 2012
The Films of Zbigniew Rybczyński

Screening and lecture
with Zbigniew Rybczyński, Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski, as part of the exhibition “The State of Image”
ZKM_Media Theater, 3 p.m. (film program), 8:30 p.m. (lecture), admission free

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With Zbigniew Rybczyński (*1949), the film program introduces the most important media pioneer from Poland to have developed within the tradition of the first European avant-garde.
Rybczyński may well be described as constructivist painter and sculptor, draftsman, designer and even engineer of the new image-time-space which he created. His films and video work make spatial and temporal dimensions experienceable, which the familiar media world does not offer.

“Zbigniew Rybczyński not only knows all techniques of artistic image construction, but he draws on all of them. I know of no present-day artist so technically ingenious and so artistically creative as Rybczyński: more to the point, he is so artistically creative because he disposes over inimitable technical virtuosity and bravura.” (Peter Weibel)

The film program relates directly to the exhibition “The State of Image” in which – as shown in the example of two outstanding inventors, filmmakers and media artists Zbigniew Rybczyński and Gábor Bódy – a new evaluation of the artistic and technical innovation in image research spanning the period between the 1960s and 1980s was undertaken.


3 p.m.

  • Plamuz, 35mm, Poland 1973
  • The Orchestra, HDTV, 1990
  • Tango, 35mm, Poland 1980

5 p.m.

  • Take Five, 35mm, PWSFTviT Łódź, Poland, 1972
  • Diana D by Chuck Mangione, music video for CBS Records, 1984
  • Imagine, HDTV, music by John Lennon, 1987
  • Kafka, HDTV, Telemax/Les Editions Audiovisuelles, 1992, German subtitles
  • Zupa, 35mm, Se-Ma-For, Poland, 1974
7 p.m.
  • The Fourth Dimension excerpt, 35mm/ video,1988</li
  • Oj! Nie mogę się zatrzymać! [Oh! I Can't Stop!], Se-Ma-For, Poland, 1975
  • Weg zum Nachbarn (für Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen), Se-Ma-For, Poland ,1976
  • My Window, 35mm, Signal Film, Vienna, Austria, 1979
  • The Discreet Charm of Diplomacy, video, The NEW SHOW NBC TV, 1984
  • Swięto (Holiday), 35mm, Se-Ma-For, Poland, 1976
  • Kwadrat, 35mm, PWSFTviT Łódź, Poland, 1972
  • Media, 35mm, Se-Ma-For, Poland, 1980
  • Nowa Książka (New Book), 35mm short, Se-Ma-For, Poland, 1975
  • Steps, video/35mm, Zbig Vision, KCTA-TV(PBS), Channel Four, 1987, German subtitles
8.30 p.m.
    Lecture with Zbigniew Rybczynski
    with Siegfried Zielinski and Peter Weibel

- subject to change -

Zbigniew Rybczyński: Imagine, Rebo/Rybczyński Production, USA, 1986
Experimental HDTV film, music by John Lennon Videostill ©Zbigniew Rybczyński

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