Agnieszka Polska

Three Videos with Narration – The Forgetting of Proper Names


  • Agnieszka Polska, The Forgetting of Proper Names, 2009, Videostill

    1 Channel video projection, colour, sound, HD, 03'45"

'The Forgetting of Proper Names', from the three-part film series 'Three Videos with Narration', presents us with a wealth of imagery of minimal art and performance art of the 1960s and 1970s. It is a play on the recognition of events in art history. Some of the works seem familiar such as the 'Earth Room' by Walter de Maria and works by Robert Smithson and Robert Morris, but it is as if the name of a particular artist has slipped the memory. Almost incidentally, extracts from Sigmund Freud's essay 'Vergessen von Eigennamen' are quoted from the beginning.

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