YYAA. Wojciech Bruszewski

You are cordially invited to the premiere of the feature-length documentary film "YYAA. Wojciech Bruszewski", produced by the Arton Foundation.
The screening will take place on May 16 at 6.30 p.m. at Kinoteka as part of the Millennium Doc Agains Gravity festival.

Written and directed by: Elwira Kozlowska
Cinematography: Nicolas Villegas
Editing: Marcin Szymanski
Music: Wojciech Bruszewski, Daniel Pigoński
Sound on set: Adam Mart, Slawomir Pietrzyk, Irena Suska, Katarzyna Szczerba
Sound design: Grzegorz Kucharski
Color correction: Jaroslaw Sterczewski
Production management: Rafał Szymański
Producer: Marika Kuźmicz
Production: Arton Foundation
Co-produced by: Film School in Lodz, Lab.lab Foundation
73 min.
Year of production 2023

Film description:
What exists? How can we perceive and experience what exists with our own senses and the instruments we invent? Who is closer to the truth: we humans or the technology we use? Wojciech Bruszewski, a vociferous rebel in the world of film, co-founder of the global video movement, researcher and art experimenter, sets out to the other side of the mirror to push the boundaries of cognition and make breakthroughs in the areas of language, sound, image and innovative technologies. Through Bruszewski's surviving films, his archival recordings, photographs and the rebooted equipment he used, we can not only learn about them, but also experience them.

Wojciech Bruszewski: (born March 8, 1947 in Wroclaw, died September 6, 2009 in Lodz - director, cinematographer, contemporary artist, multimedia artist and lecturer. Forerunner of video art in Poland, he was artistically active on Amiga 2000. He introduced the standard for coding diacritics from Poland: Amiga.
Graduated with a degree in cinematography in 1970 and in directing in 1975 from the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theater in Lodz.
As an artist, he was associated with avant-garde art. He was a co-founder and one of the founders and main figure of the Film Form Workshop group. In the 1970s, as a member of the Workshop, he participated in the international movement of structural cinema. The most important manifestation of this movement was the series of exhibitions "Film As Film." The first edition took place in Germany (in Cologne, Stuttgart, Essen and Berlin), and the second in 1978 in London. Member of the "Zero-61" group. Since 1981, member of the "Internationales Künstler Gremium" in Germany. From 1990 to 1992 President of Constructions in Process. Co-founder of the GUST Association (TeX System Users Group). Bruszewski was a pioneer of video art in Poland. As a filmmaker and video artist, he participated in art exhibitions, such as "documenta 6, documenta 8" in Kassel and "Presences Polonaises" at the Pompidou Center in Paris. In 1980 he was awarded a DAAD scholarship in West Berlin. There he represented the visual arts. In the same year, Polish literature was represented by Kazimierz Brandys, and contemporary music by Boguslaw Schaeffer.
He is the author of the AmigaPL Polish character encoding system, the successor to the xJP standard, for Amiga computers and the AmigaOS system.
From 1981 to 1996, he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan and the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Since 2005, he taught at the Academy of Art and Design in Lodz.
He was the husband of Malgorzata Kaminska (television producer) and father of Balbina Bruszewska (film director).

Film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
The trailer:
YYAA. Wojciech Bruszewski
YYAA. Wojciech Bruszewski
YYAA. Wojciech Bruszewski
YYAA. Wojciech Bruszewski