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Dominik ritszel
Video | hdv | color | 14'30'' | Poland | 2015
Ritszel in his movie Reverb cleans view of audial perception. He introduce the viewer to his laboratory, spread through whole city. Process of the civilization has been reverse and for a moment, receiver gain privilege of sharpen hearing,. Sounds act on the same rules as they act in horror movies. They grow from what is known. They grow stronger and stronger, minute after minute. They become powerful and than they spread. Dynamic of the horror movie shows, that what scarry the most are not perfectly design monsters but minor, accumulative sounds. Creak of slowly opening wordrobe doors,expending floor planks under footsteps, TV which swich on itself, scraping, grating, crashing, and the most, sudden, ominous, dead silent.
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), Proyector, International Video Art Festival (Spain, Italy, Portugal) and Video Art Review THE 02. He participated in group exhibitions - in the Show Off Section at the Krakow Photomonth Festival (2013), The increased Difficulty od Concretation in Prague (2015), What’s Hidden in National Gallery of Art (2015), 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 Milk Teeth in the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice (2013). He had individual exhibitions in the Centre for Contemporary Arts Kronika in Bytom, in Grey Gallery in Cieszyn, Grey House Gallery in Krakow 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 Bank Pekao Project Room in Warsaw. In 2015 he participated in group exhibition Waiting for better times Curatorated by Magda Kardasz (Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw). During of the 8th edition of Biennale of Young Artists RYBIE OKO his video Reverb received special award. He has been crowned the 2015 winner of the Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award. His next individual exhibition will take place in Studio Tomaseo (Italy) 26th of March.