Jerzy Goliszewski: Crash (2010)
This is a movie about my recent work at Weissfaktor, raum für zeitgenössische kunst in Berlin called Crash.
Vaughan - a character of the film „Crash” directed by David Cronenberg - explains why he makes shows about car crashes „it’s something in what we are all involved - „transforming the ideal body by modern technologies” in a word – converting the nature by artificial remedies. For Goliszewski the inspiration by the film makes from his site-specific object a metaphor about an artist.
In Hobrechtstrasse in Berlin there is an atelier Studio 54 where about 10 artists work continually. They function in a closed circuit. They are separated from the street by glass window sticking out from the wall like a big aquarium. Jerzy Goliszewski covers the window with the body of a car and he creates a work which divides those two worlds even stronger. The spectator can view this piece only from the street. He is deprived of the view from the other side.
The piece „Crash” includes many embossments and foldings, thanks to which it reminds of an ideal profiled body of a car, which – perfected by the artist – is thus raised to the rank of a monument.
Marta Czyż - curator