Soutien de Famille
Soutien de Famille is a cinematographical essay based on the artistic project Hogshead 733 that includes a journey, a sea adventure, a story of heritage, friendship & whiskey. The process follows the restoration of a typical 1941 wooden fishing boat, her last 733 miles sailing journey, and the final transformation of the boat, soaked with sea and adventure into two whisky barrels. Every specially chosen stage gives a possibility to research the poetics of specific manual labor expertise: boat building, sailing, barrel making, and whisky production.
A journey from Trebeurden Brittany to the island Islay in Scotland was undertaken with 20 stops en route, from 23 August until 21 September 2015.
The Club of Angels
A group of friends meet a mysterious chef that may be poisoning them. Why would these men want to keep returning to the dinners?
An intimate portrayal of an artist-welder. Mariola roams post-industrial areas with her faithful dog in search of scrap metal, which she uses in her artwork. During the welding process she creates terrifying sculptures of animals, androids and children affected by war. She fulfils her obsessive need to create art in spite of her painful hand condition. When the air quality in the city exceeds acceptable limits she, together with her family, travels to an uninhabited island, to wait out the difficult time in close contact with nature.
MARIOLA WAWRZUSIAK-BORCZ (1971) studied at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków in the years 1992-1997. She received a diploma with a distinction at the atelier of Professor Józef Sękowski. Currently she is an associate professor at the same Academy. Since her graduation she has been very consistent in her original approach to sculpture; her works are made of scrap metal which is subsequently welded. She is fascinated by the world of primeval instincts and atavistic impulses, the kingdom of animals, but also existential topics in which she tackles and tames universal human fears and anxieties. Her expressive sculptures of children can be frightening but also admirable. Presented with the greatest sensitivity, they do not allow for any indifference.