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Thursdays with the Collection: Josef Dabernig

29.08.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

Published at:03.06.2019

From June through August, we will be screening Josef Dabernig’s film WISLA (1996), a Krakow-themed element of MOCAK’s audiovisual archives, at Thursdays with the Collection.

The plot takes place at the former stadium of Wisla, one of Krakow’s football teams. Two actors (one of which is Dabernig himself) play the role of coaches watching a fictional match. From time to time, they try to interfere in the game – they approach the side line and gesture towards players to give them tips. The spectator stands, visible in the background, are empty. When the match ends, a group of Krakow’s officials congratulate the coaches. The artist used a recording of a match from the Italian league as the soundtrack.

One of the main features of Josef Dabernig’s projects is the uniform narrative that unravels in concrete public spaces. The artist shows mundane, repetitive actions, and almost always acts in his productions himself, alongside his wife, family and friends.

 

The screenings take place throughout the day during the Museum’s opening hours: 11 am – 7 pm. Admission to the MOCAK Collection exhibitions is free of charge on Thursday.