Greenpoint, October, 2015

Saturday, April 12, 2014

8-min. Tarkovsky

The post that forced me to relearn HTML coding* and Polish declensions. Here is the first three minutes from Paweł Althamer's animated film Mezalia, included in The Neighbors, his sprawling show at the New Museum (closes Sunday!). It's easy to miss, on a little monitor in an alcove on the curving back stairway floors 3 and 4 (I think). There's a bench, so enjoy the funny, sad, silent meditation on childhood and aging. At just over eight minutes, it's a mere blink of the eye compared to the master. The set is viewable in one of the Museum galleries, and seemed to be delighting children. (They'll learn).

Technical Notes:
Searching Youtube for the title, "Mezalia," and "Paweł Althamer" proved fruitless. I had almost given up when I remembered that the genitive construction for the artist's name in Polish would be Pawła Altamera. Oh, you Slavs!
*Sharing to Blogspot from Youtube is handy, except I couldn't figure out how to add text to introduce the video. Had to revert to HTML coding and insert a couple of <br> codes to make space for text. Genius!

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