Primarily, Sanatorium is a space for autonomous artistic expression. The idea of the group is a creation based on individual experiences. It constantly explores the dialogue between people – a dialogue that has its basic assumption of freedom and the right for a failure. The group’s realisation appears from analog photography and sculpture, which finally takes a performative form, creating spatial installations. Sanatorium was founded at the beginning of 2019 in London by Maciej Siennicki and Krystian Jarnuszkiewicz
Based on: "bon bon il est un pays" by Samuel Beckett.
Cast: Diter Rita Scholl
Director of photography: Maciej Siennicki
"The space for spontaneous expression of emotions, experiences or state of mind. It is us separated by subjective perception of reality, and we are the subject of dialogue between two artists – Siennicki and Jarnuszkiewicz. They ask about us, each from their perspective, according to their looks, fears, directing questions to photography and sculpture. Their answers are not satisfactory, do not give desired security. In vain to follow the utopia which is destroyed with each subsequent shutter and modifies with every next look"
God is dead and we have all killed him. We are killing him every day. The concept of God in this figure is shown as the death of human ability to believe in absolute values. I do not imagine God as something personified in any religion but rather as an ephemeral code of morality and ethics. There is nothing to touch, empirical/ physical sense are useless, we are led only by blind and incomprehensible courage of existence.
The melancholic statement expressed against the passing of time. Unchanged rules of nature which affect our existence- slow degradation of our body and brain. Shown as a mysterious dance// ritual. The beginning of the sequence shows the character who is slowly influenced by external factors.
The sculpture is a visual interpretation of the birth process. It contains two main visual elements: the opening at the bottom (in the shape of human arms as a physical part of a body feature) and the “closing" pipe hanging in the air. The space between these to ends is invisible for a viewer as a moment of the birth- unconscious individual process. The visual image should be closely connected with the biological, embryon- like expression