Jozef Robakowski


° 1939

Né à Poznan (Poland), vit à Łódź (Poland).

Józef Robakowski (1939, Poland, lives in Łódź) is one of the pioneers of Polish independent filmmaking. A co-founder of Zero-61 and other groups in the 1960s experimenting with cinematic visuality, he also films the everyday as an object of behavioural analysis. 'From My Window' (1978–1985) is composed of shots of a public square collected over a number of years, whereas 'Market' (1970) compresses the moving image into a miniature of lived experience. Robakowski used only two frames every five seconds. ‘This condensed picture of reality was sufficient for many spectators to get the impression of a complete documentary registration.’

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