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Dominik ritszel
Film o szkole
Experimental fiction | hdv | color | 8'59'' | Poland | 2014
The video was recorded in primary school, which I graduated in 2003. This work is inspired by architectural elements in space of the school. I am mainly interested about functionality of certain spaces of the school, for example halls, passages, gyms, dressing room and also how institutional rules and statutes can take a form of game.
Dominik Ritszel was born in 1988 in Rybnik. He studied at the Faculty of Graphics in the Institute of Arts at the University of Silesia in Cieszyn and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where he did graphic arts. His works were exhibited, among others, at international video art festivals Les Rencontres Internationales (Gaîté Lyrique, Palais de Tokyo, Paris) and Video Art Review THE 02 Spaces as a tool for shaping social attitudes. He participated in group exhibitions - in the Show Off Section at the Krakow Photomonth Festival (2013), Curators Network in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) in Krakow (2012), Mum, I just really need to focus on my art right now in the Arsenał Gallery in Poznan (2012), among others, and in a joint exhibition presenting works of young Silesian artists Mleczne Zęby (Milk Teeth) in the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice (2013). He had individual exhibitions in the Centre for Contemporary Arts Kronika in Bytom and in the Silesian Museum in Katowice. He was chosen among the three finalists of the Talenty Trójki 2013 contest in the Visual Arts category, he was short-listed for the Grey House Foundation Prize. In 2014 he was granted the Young Poland Programme scholarship. In spring 2014 as an artist in residence he stayed in the A-I-R Laboratory in the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle where he produced Versus, showed in Ujazdowski Castle in Bank PEKO Project Room (Warsaw).