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HereAuthor: Romuald Kutera
Title: Tu
Year: 1975
Duration: 6,58
Language: brak
Origins: 16 mm
Signature: arton_2016_kutera_here
Key words: kutera / wideo / video / here
License: Romuald Kutera

Romuald Kutera and Anna Kutera were active in the Wrocław art scene of the 1970s. Operating out of The Gallery of New Art, the pair significantly contributed to the developmeRomuald Kutera and Anna Kutera were active in the Wrocław art scene of the 1970s. Operating out of The Gallery of New Art, the pair significantly contributed to the development of contextual art in Poland during this period. Together with Jan Świdziński the artists created an alternative way toward contextual art, the result of which was the famous exhibition, “Contextual Art”, held at the University of Lund, Sweden, in 1976. The manifesto that accompanied the exhibition outlined the key tenets of the new phenomena, namely, that contextual art would break with the domain of pure aesthetics and operate instead through the use of ‘sign’.

For the medium of film, a key consideration is presence; sought as a means by which to convey reality. The titular “here” in Kutera’s film is the point upon which our attention is automatically focused: the site becomes a place upon which our eyes are fixed. This gesture shapes the spectator’s attention, ensuring the rest – or the ‘there’ – becomes automatically excluded from our field of view. In this work, Kutera focuses on the relationship between a spectator and the film medium itself.

Based on: Jan Świdziński, Contextual Art I, artist’s website: http://swidzinski.art.pl/index.htm

 

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