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Conquerors of the Sun

Anna Baumgart
Zdobywcy słońca
Poland 2011 / 30’

This mockumentary is part of a larger art project that also includes the book Parowóz dziejów (Steam Engine of History) by art historian Andrzej Turowski. The two complementary works describe agitation as a train filled to the brim with propaganda art. The train, fueled with revolutionary slogans, speeds through Europe like a gargantuan iron machine of pure ideology.

Anna Baumgart

Anna Baumgart (born in 1966 in Wrocław) graduated in 1994 with a degree in sculpture from the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Art. She has lived in Warsaw since 1999. Her works were shown at numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2007), Museum on the Seam in Israel, Casino Luxembourg and NKB in Berlin, and also in Moscow, Riga, Vilnius. Exhibited individually, for example at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw. Since 2005 has been working with the lokal_30 Gallery in Warsaw. Her works can be found in prestigious art collections: Hauser&Wirth, FRAC /Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes and in European Parliament Collection.

Filmography

2010 Świeże wiśnie / Fresh Cherries(short, doc.)

2012 Zdobywcy słońca / Conquerors of the Sun (short)

Cast & Crew

director Anna Baumgart
screenplay Anna Baumgart
cinematography archival footage
editing Anna Baumgart, Grzegorz Pacek
sales Anna Baumgart
language Polish
colouration b&w