Izabela Żółcińska, REM Phase / Plus Minus cycle
2007 DT Sezam, Marszalkowska and Swietokrzyska crossroad, Warsaw, PL
2008 screen owned by Ledscreen.pl, vis a vis Stary Browar Shopping Centre Półwiejska/ Krakowska crossroad, Poznan, PL
Projection at: 24.00, midnight, lasts 60 min
„PLUS MINUS / REM Phase /Warsaw” is the projection of „Plus Minus” animation, broadcasted during the few-hour break of large screen work in the city centre, during the day, intensively pulsating with advertising spots. The picture is inserted into the seemingly inactive, as if being asleep medium. Then REM phase begins – the phase of dreams, the phase of the deep relaxation. The screen is dreaming and city is dreaming with it. This is a personification of city organism, which has entered the state of rest. The presence of thousands of people crossing this crossroad during the day is being transmitted into TELEPRESENCE. In this case the “Plus Minus” animation is turning into a dream where some parts of the plot appear from time to time (Silence, The Sunblind Man, Ap Art Amen(t), The Dream, The Circle, Swim(ing), The Paradise). These can be developed in someone’s imagination, they can be treated as one of lots of non-significant episodes, the reverie. The composition is open with its character. As the film takes some time, viewers will probably watch just a piece of it, the one they have come across. How long they watch the film will depend on how close they stay to the screen or how much they are interested in the projection. The situation fortuity arises from both the place and the time of the broadcast. This is the dream watched in reality.