"Mirage In Order of Appearance" (shortcut)
"Mirage In Order Of Appearance" is an adaptation of a book, created by Sebastian Cichocki and Łukasz Jastrubczak in 2012. Two years after the book was published, a journey to United States was realized, in order to investigate material gathered, while working on a book (that mostly involves fictious American conceptual art practices). On the road across the country, 35 people were asked to read parts of the text taken from the book. Accidentaly acquainted persons became actors of the film, performing in a real context of american landscape.
About the book : The material was collected between December 2011 and February 2012. It consists of email correspondence between Łukasz Jastrubczak and Sebastian Cichocki, in the form of a game or “duel” of image and text. Jastrubczak’s photographs arose during the artist’s journey around the United States, and Cichocki’s textual responses (treated as “curatorial guides and references”) were written in Poland and based, in part, on earlier essays by Robert Smithson. In response to photographs sent by email, texts arose that were guides for the taking of subsequent photos, and so on. The authors had 24 hours to respond.
film realized by Łukasz Jastrubczak, written by Sebastian Cichocki, photographed by Małgorzata Mazur
supported by CEC Artslink / Polish Institute in New York / The Kosciuszko Foundation / GuestHaus Residency, Los Angeles. in collaboration with The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angeles
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