12 Nov POLKA-DOT – ALEKSANDRA NIEMCZYK
POLKA-DOT, 2020, Aleksandra Niemczyk, 10 min
An impressionistic emotional struggle between a girl with a prefabricated heart and a mysterious puppet-master. Inspired by the chapter "The Girl with the Pre-Fabricated Heart" from the surrealist film "Dreams That Money Can Buy" (1947) by avant-gardist and dada artist Hans Richter.
holds a Master of Fine Arts (Painting and Lithography) and also a Master’s degree in Film Directing. Her short films and debut feature film have been selected for film festivals around the world including Locarno Film Festival, New Horizons, IndieLisboa, Pesaro, and Sarajevo. She has exhibited her paintings and video installations internationally since 2001.
Her works are often abstract, her films always touched by paranormal
situations, visions, and surreal events rooted in reality.
Niemczyk was a student of Béla Tarr as part of the first generation of MA’s graduating from his ‘film.factory’ program at Sarajevo Film Academy, studying under internationally-respected filmmakers such as Boris Lehman, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Khavn De La Cruz, Agnieszka Holland, Lav Diaz, Pedro Costa, Gus Van Sant, the Quay brothers, James Benning, Thierry Garrel, Guy Maddin, Cristian Mungiu, and Carlos Reygadas.
She has been invited to develop, execute, and exhibit her projects at several artist residencies including Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo (Japan, 2016), Hole Artcenter Artist Residency (Norway, 2013-2015), Høyanger Artist Residency (Norway 2016), Zadar Snova International Festival of Contemporary Theater (Croatia, 2017), and EMAP/EMARE at Bandits-Mages, Bourges (France 2018).