The (non)digestibility of the camera​

A set of experimental films: Breakfast (Table Top Dolly), Food, Cat Food, Spring Flavor

  • Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invites to a screening of four experimental films as part of the Partys Over film review about connections between food and cinema. 


  • Breakfast (Table Top Dolly) 
  • directed by Michael Snow, Canada 1976, 15'

    • The camera slowly advances across an overladen breakfast table, knocking objects out of shot. The film, shot in 1972, but edited four years later, is a kind of self-parody, referring back to Michael Snow's earlier film, Wavelength For Those Who Don't Have the Time.


  • Food
  • [Jídlo], directed by Jan Švankmajer, Czech Republic/Great Britain 1993, 17'

    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a master of surreal stop motion animation. Švankmajers obsessions return food, macabre, dark humour and the film can be read as a metaphor for any devouring system, both communism and capitalism.


  • Cat Food 
  • directed by Joyce Wieland, Canada 1967, 14'

    • The mechanics of a movie projector devouring the film tape roll by roll are compared here with the methodical mechanics of a cat eating fish after a fish.


  • Spring Flavor 
  • directed by Ken Paul Rosenthal, USA 1996, 3'

    • The alchemy and texture of film is celebrated with images of sun-splintered reeds that have been re-photographed, hand-processed, buried beside a pond, and soaked in cooked wild berries.

  • Language
    • no dialogues
  • Tickets
    • 16 zł regular
    • 14 zł reduced
    • 10 zł for visitor card holders
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