"We lost our phone" (a music video for Zea + Oscar Jan Hoogland)

Stop-motion music video by Dominika Łabądź and Jakub Majchrzak to the “We lost our phone” song from the album "SUMMING" of Zea + Oscar Jan Hoogland. Each frame was prepared and printed in Riso technique and further photographed and edited.
Both the clip and the lyrics refer to the crisis of communication in contemporary social and political reality. Its dimension is both geopolitical and human. We have lost count of time, space and language perspective. Paradoxically, in the era of the greatest technological growth, which enables us to establish communication in any latitude, even in space, we have lost the ability to communicate.
At the borderline, caused by the blurred fiction and truth categories, We direct our gaze against each other instead towards the power.

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Muzyczna animacja poklatkowa autorstwa Dominiki Łabądź i Jakuba Majchrzaka do utworu We lost our phone z albumu "SUMMING" Zea + Oscar Jan Hoogland. Każda klatka została przygotowana i wydrukowana w technice Riso, a następnie sfotografowana i poddana montażowi.
Zarówno klip jak i tekst utworu nawiązują do kryzysu komunikacji we współczesnej rzeczywistości społecznej i politycznej. Ma to wymiar geopolityczny, ale i międzyludzki. Straciliśmy rachubę czasu, przestrzeni i perspektywy języka. Paradoksalnie w dobie największego wzrostu technologicznego, który umożliwia nam nawiązywanie łączności w każdej szerokości geograficznej, a nawet w kosmosie, straciliśmy zdolność komunikowania się.
Zacieranie się kategorii fikcji i prawdy powoduje, że w obliczu stanu wyjątkowego, w sytuacji piętrzących się kryzysów tracimy zdolność porozumiewania się ze sobą i w punktach granicznych zamiast kierować wzrok ku władzy, kierujemy go przeciw sobie nawzajem.

  • Dominika Łabądź
    Director
  • Jakub Majchrzak
    Director
  • Jakub Majchrzak
    Edit by
  • Zea + Oscar Jan Hoogland
    Music by
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 5, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 15. MFFA Animator / Animasound
    Poznań
    Poland
    July 14, 2022
    15. MFFA Animator / Animasound
  • Plissken festival
    Athens
    Greece
    June 12, 2022
    Official Selection
  • */ 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival | FutuRetro (physical version of the festival)
    Athens
    Greece
    May 24, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 11th International Animated Film Festival Animocje
    Bydgoszcz
    Poland
    April 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • One Earth Awards
    Bangalore
    India
    March 31, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Under the Radar (Polish experimental music animation and videos block)
    Vienna
    Austria
    March 26, 2022
  • The 4th Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival
    New York
    United States
    February 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Future Vision Festival - A celebration of unusual animation
    online
    Japan
    December 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Freies Kino (experimental film selection in Stadtkino Wien)
    Vienna
    Austria
    December 8, 2021
  • Ecologico International Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    December 31, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Sessions
    online
    United States
    April 19, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Tłok 2 (6 Dzielnica)
    Łódź
    Poland
    July 10, 2020
  • And the stealworks will stop - Individual exhibition of Dominika Łabądź (Studio BWA Wrocław gallery)
    Wrocław
    Poland
    June 19, 2020
    Wroldwide premiere
Director Biography - Dominika Łabądź, Jakub Majchrzak

Dominika Łabądź (born 1981) – visual artist, curator, culture animator based in Wrocław, Poland. PhD student at the Department of Painting and Sculpture of Academy of Fine Art in Wrocław. She’s interdisciplinary artist uses various media in different condition and circumstance. She takes dialogue with both public, social and gallery space, creating works inscribed in a context of the place and specific situation using their potential and meaning. She create installations, video, objects, actions in public space. In her work she bases on collectivism, cooperation, group active that allow circulation of ideas. Often her activities are located between artistic, curatorial and animation discipline. She’s interested in the social space and symbolic space for collective imaginations. Her artistic activities emerge from the local bottom-up background, which is the main axis of her current artistic interests. In 2009-2015 she co-founder Galeria U (Gallery U) in Wrocław an independent gallery space. In 2012 she co-founded informal, independent and non-hierarchical collective 69 sekund na ucieczkę (69 Seconds to Escape) that worked in activist and post-artistic movement. From 2016 she co-founder of “Archiwa Społeczne” (Working Group Social Archives). From 2018 she co-founder Dzikie Przyjemności (Wild Pleasures), the self publishing house and work space for alternative forms of printing. Polish Culture in the World scholarship of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (2014). Grant holder of the Minister of Culture and National Haritage (2015). Grant holder of the Minister of Culture and National Haritage (2019). She took part of many exhibitions in the country and abroad.
www.dominikalabadz.eu

Jakub Majchrzak (born 1982) – an independent musician and video artist. He’s been engaged in DIY music scene since twenty years as an band member (Kurws, Przepych, Norymberga, Pustostany among others) or occasionally solo (Strzał w kolano) or as a collaborator (several improvised music appearances). As a result of residency in DIY festival Praga in Figueira da Foz he co-founded with Catarina Santos multimedia live act Życia Żółć. He’s performed over 400 shows in various countries of Eurasia (performing on Primavera Sound Festival, Avant Art Festival, SOTU Festival, Stellar Swamp Festival, DomOFFon, SURVIVAL Art Review, Out of Smth and more), has released 7 studio albums, co-produced couple of ones (Barłóg, UZS) and participated in several residency programs (with Iwona Jarosz i Hugo Branco in Aveiro Art House, with the band Brice et sa pute in Lyon). For 13 years he’d been an activist in local DIY social-cultural center in Wrocław, CRK (Centrum Reanimacji Kultury).
During twenty years of his activities he's done several music videos, short documentaries and a number of DIY promo videos as well as commercial works for music and social projects. His works has been screened on festivals in Poland (Tłok 2 in Łódź, Lubuskie Film Summer in Łagów, Wrocław-based KAN festival) and abroad (Impakt Festival in Amsterdam, Fries Kino online selection for Stadt Kino in Vienna, Ecologico International Film Festival in Rome, Future Vision Festival in Tokyo, Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival in New York, Happy Valley Animation Festival in Pensylvania and Animocje in Bydgoszcz, Athens Digital Arts Festival).
www.jakubmajchrzak.tumblr.com

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