Karolina Bregula is a Polish multimedia artist who works foremost with video, photography and happenings.
At MeetFactory, Karolina Bregula will show her mockumentary
Fire-Followers, which was shot in 2013, and a short film titled The
Soup, which was produced a year later. The movie Fire-Followers takes
place in a peaceful Nordic town, which suffered by repeating fire
disasters throughout the history. The documentary-like interviews with
the town’s inhabitants gradually reveal a strange situation, which also
touches upon the state of the local art community. Although the majority
of the townsfolk consider the fires as a frustrating threat, some
members of the art scene believe that a regular destruction of the
tradition is necessary for its renaissance and vitality. In an
unsettling manner, the movie not only deals with the question of the
role of tradition in art, but also opens up the topic of confrontation
between the interests of the art community and those of the society as
a whole. A similar topic is present also in the second movie by Karolina
Bregula, The Soup. The video depicts a group of artists discussing
their interest in a revolution, which is currently happening.
Nevertheless, none of them has the courage to leave the dinner and to
join the important event.
Both videos are made as fictional documents, commenting – with
a touch of absurdity and grotesque – on a pungent issue of the artistic
involvement in the society’s affairs at large.
Karolina Bregula has graduated from the National Film, Television and
Theatre School in Łódź and has performed and exhibited in various
notable venues such as National Museum in Warsaw, Jewish Museum in New
York or the Venice Biennale.
The screening begins a long-term series of evenings presenting
contemporary videoart and film in the visual art. During the same
evening, a MeetFactory artist-in-residence Gábor Koós (SK/HU) will open
his solo show at Kostka Gallery .
With a kind support of the Polish Institute in Prague.