Media Arts Program

Thursday, November 4, 2004

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
CEC ArtsLink

Paul Sharits and Jozef Robakowski


Presented at:
University at Buffalo

Thursday November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at UB North Campus
ATTENTION! LIGHT! Short works by Paul Sharits
and Jozef Robakowski

Screening Room in the Center for the Fine Arts
Suggested donation: $5

Screening co-sponsored by UB's Department of Media Study, and CEC Artslink. Lukasz Ronduda, New Media Curator at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland will be in residence at Hallwalls this fall, thanks to a generous award from CEC Artslink.

During the early 1980s, American artist Paul Sharits sent Josef Robakowski plans for a film entitled ATTENTION: LIGHT!, with the suggestion that Robakowski produce it in Poland. The film was to be a visual rendition of the Mazurka in F minor, Op. 68.#4 by Frederick Chopin. Unfortunately, due to unmitigated circumstances including the imposition of martial law in Poland, Robakowski was unable to fulfill Sharits’ wish. Only now, over twenty years later, has Robakowski been able to complete their film. This unique project is the highlight of the program ATTENTION: LIGHT!, organized by Lukasz Ronduda and Joanna Raczynska. The accompanying black and white publication ATTENTION! LIGHT! will be available at the screening and on Hallwalls website store this fall.

Program: (PIECE MANDALA/END WAR, 1966, 5min, 16mm); (WORLD MOVIE FLUXFILM 29, 1966, 4min, 16mm); (T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G, 1968, 12min, 16mm); (TAILS, 1976, 3min, 16mm) and Jozef Robakowski (PRÓBA II/AN ATTEMPT II, 1971); (TEST I, 1971); (VIDEO PIESNI/VIDEO SONGS, 1992/1993); (ENERGY ANGLES); (1,2,3,4 LIGHT CHECKS, 1992/1993); (IMPULSATORY, 2000). Collaboration, with assistance from Wieslaw Michalak (UWAGA SWIATLO! (ATTENTION: LIGHT!), 1979/2004, 4 min).
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