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Porter Visiting Artist: Pawel Wojtasik

Mon, Nov 10, 2014, 7:00 pm
Communications 150 (Studio C)

Porter College, Film & Digital Media visiting artist series, and the Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence present: An Evening Pawel Wojtasik

Paweł Wojtasik (b. Łódź, Poland) creates poetic reflections on cultures and ecosystems in the form of short films and large-scale installations. His investigations into the overlooked corners of the environment have led him to pig farms, sewage treatment plants, wrecking yards and autopsy rooms. Wojtasik received an MFA from Yale University. From 1998 until 2000 he was a resident at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Buddhist monastery. His work has been shown at festivals such as Berlinale, New York Film Festival, and Hong Kong International Film Festival where his film Pigs won the grand Prize in the short film category in 2011. Wojtasik was a featured filmmaker in the 2009 Flaherty Film Seminar. His installation work includes the immersive 360° Below Sea level, about post-Katrina New Orleans, exhibited at MASS MoCA and included in Prospect.2 Biennial; as well as Single Stream, shown at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. The cinema version of Single Stream was presented at the 2014 Whitney Biennial and at Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Wojtasik will present a program of short films, followed by a discussion: Dark Sun Squeeze (2003), 10 min; Pigs (2010), 8 min; Mascentes Morimur (2008-2012), 20 min; Nine Gates (2011-2014), 14 min; Work (work-in-progress), 25 minutes.  

Free and Open to the Public