This visual manifest is a synchronized spectacle focused on physical frames of temporary legality of assembly. And those frames are formed from living and breathing material: riot-control police squads as well as private (often unofficial) security of demonstration. Synchronized police formations are constantly in intimate contact with each other, their integrity depends on every single person being connected to another, being in constant contact and moving, turning and acting together. However, this closeness it structured by the function of the police formation and the function predominates the body, the person, the individual.
A border shifts, created for just a second, quickly disappears just to be recreated in another context. The idea of both separation and contact is visualized through the same structure. Legal orders and laws seem to be just a passing phase, their lability is bared and it softly sings the melody of the forthcoming uproar.
video credits: camera: Damian Danilovic, color grading: Bartosz Pawlikowski, audio post-production: Paweł Rychert, direction, editing: Liliana Piskorska
produced with: Forecast Festival (mentor Bjorn Melhus), Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Polish Institute in Berlin