Meetings with Daniel Hauser form the RELAX Studios group are the first part of the newly established Free/Slow University of Warsaw. During the 2-day film seminar, we are going to discuss the works of Polish and foreign directors that present the golden years of the falling capitalism.
The focus is on classic film images of money-making and hectic economic activity. We are also going to be taken back to Łódź at the end of the 19th century.
As a perfect introduction to the atmosphere of that time, we recommend reading The Communist Manifesto of Marx.
The practice of RELAX Studios is concentrated on the ties between artistic production and economic and political social structures. They are renowned as creators of conceptual interventions in public spaces, interferences in office buildings, company and organisation seats (including the UN main seat). They often place short slogans in public space, like: ‘thinking alone is criminal’, ‘I am a woman, why are you not?’ or omni-revealing ‘you pay but you don't agree with the price’. RELAX Studios are currently working on aWarsaw project ‘How much is enough?’. It is going to be presented early autumn 2009 during the Passengers Festival.
text translated by Łukasz Mojsak