The Game of Tag
Zmijewski, Artur
1999 / 350
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The strategy most frequently used by Zmijewski is to arrange situations and look how the protagonists behave. That is why his video works often recall fictionalized documentaries. BEREK / The Game of Tag is one of the best examples.

Zmijewski filmed a group of people in two rooms: a symbolically neutral space and the gas chamber of a former Nazi death camp. Naked men and women of various ages play the game of tag - some of them are ashamed, others engage in the game. According to the artist, this film is an example of a kind of therapy, used in psychology: the re-enactment of a traumatic event with a simultaneous shifting of its meaning.

Catalogue no. 1096
File: Zmijewski, Artur

Shoah         Game(s)         Deconstruction         Semiotics         Art as aid         Body         Border(s)         Experimental Documentary         Exploitation         Collaboration