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Wojtek Ulrich: Scum

Wojtek Ulrich: Scum
NEW YORK  •  White Box at The Annex  •  Ongoing

This solo exhibition by Polish, New York-based artist Wojtek Ulrich (b. 1963 Lubin, Poland) consists of a three-channel film projection, a video sculpture, and a series of large-format digital photographs. The three-channel film, titled Scumdance, was shot in a cavernous underground complex called Der Riese located in Polandís Sowie Mountains. Construction of the massive tunnels began a few years before World War II, but it was with the Nazi invasion of Poland that Der Riese acquired its sinister infamy as a place where thousands of prisoners met horrific deaths. Wojtek Ulrich: Scum
Wojtek Ulrich: Scumdance
Photo courtes of White Box at The Annex

Along with Scumdance, a video sculpture consisting of 48 monitors in the shape of a crucifix hung from the ceiling are on display. The monitors are connected to an antenna receiving television programs from around the world. The visual, audio, linguistic and cultural cacophony created from simultaneous transmission include Al-Jeezera, pornography, Disney Channel, religious channels of all denominations, HAMA Television, ESPN, BBC, Televisa, NRK ad infinitum. Ulrich's work explores questions of life and death, reality and illusion, and changing cultural factors in society throughout history.

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Scum Installation Web Site

Contact: White Box at The Annex
601 W. 26th Street, 14th FL
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (1) 212 714 23 47

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