Enthusiasts Archive

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Watch Film Through the Mirror by Franciszek Dizda, 1985, 15’42

Watch Film Dance Party by Franciszek Dzida AKF Chybie, 1972, 12’40

The result of extensive research amongst the remnants of amateur film clubs in Poland under communism the Enthusiasts Archive is a critical archive assembled and made available through exhibitions, screenings and an online archive. Watch Enthusiasts Archive Films

Enthusiasm. Films of Love, Longing and Labour. An institutional collaboration between Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kunst werke Berlin and Fundació Antoni Tapies, Barcelona 2004 – 2006.

Currently Enthusiasts Archive is being developed in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw for their Filmoteka Museum. A new website will form part of the Museum’s collection creating a discursive space and activating its potential for future uses.

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Watch Film A Star is Born by Henryk Urbańczyk, 1972, Akf Bielsko Biała, 8’46

The Enthusiasts archive was part of Ostalgia at the New Museum until 25 September, 2011.

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. 17 May 2014 Screening. Read More about the project.

Archivo Aperto 7th Edition, Bologna, Italy. 26 October 2014