Łukasz Radziszewski


Suns | video, 2018

What would happen if the sun never rose or set, but forever hovered right above the horizon, locked in the moment dubbed “the golden hour”? Łukasz Radziszewski decided to find the answer to this (purely hypothetical) question. Inviting friends from various corners of the world to cooperate, he asked them to spend half an hour to record the sunrise and sunset during the September equinox, when daytime and nighttime are of equal duration. When the said documentation reached the artist, he edited it into a 24-hour film in which the sun seems to be suspended right above the earth. During NARRACJE, in order to enhance the impression of the sun’s omnipresent shine on a November evening, Suns will be screened in multiple locations of Oliwa.

The idea behind Radziszewski’s project may be interpreted on surprisingly many levels: philosophical, humanist, natural, and historical to begin with. The universal message of the work seems to rely on the underlying faith in the power of human imagination, which is able to question even the most established rules governing the world. The scholar once stopped the Sun and moved the Earth, and the artist – using various means of expression – is not only able to stop both these celestial objects, but may accomplish it without any negative consequences for civilization or life on the planet.

This year, Suns have already been presented at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw and at the Arsenał Gallery in Białystok. Radziszewski lists all people who collaborated in the project as authors of the work. The process of collecting film recordings of sunrises and sunsets is ongoing and open to anyone willing to participate – all information required to take part may be found on the suns.ovh website.

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Łukasz Radziszewski (b. 1989) is a visual artist, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he currently works as a lecturer. He is interested in theories of time, collective perception and well-known historical attempts at implementing social utopias (particularly those in the “great narratives” vein). As an artist he is involved in designing and defining new localities and social structures. He is the owner of one of the largest collections of Kirovskie watches in the world. Radziszewski invented the Komputer Gallery and is one of its curators. He lives in his native village of Karczmisko-Kolonia and works in Warsaw.

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