© Agnieszka Polska, Ask the Siren, 2017
© Agnieszka Polska, Ask the Siren, 2017

ASK THE SIREN


Agnieszka Polska
2017 (10”), English subtitles
Courtesy Galerie ZAK | BRANICKA


Ask the Siren presents the historical and cultural connotations of the figure of Mermaid in the context of Eastern European history. In a poetic fashion, the siren represents the annihilation of the pagan history during the Christianisation of Poland. The filmic character presents itself as being not able to be classified in any social or biological category. The works refers to Polish scholar Maria Janion’s book The Uncanny Slavdom.

Viewings:

Saturday 10 NOV - 2PM
MASQUÉ(E)S (74')- projection series including "Ask the siren"

Sunday 11 NOV - 4PM
MASQUÉ(E)S (74')- projection series including "Ask the siren"