1.-13. October 2020
Cable Factory
Opening on Thursday, 1. October, 6 – 8 p.m.
Opening Hours:
12 – 6 p.m. (every day)

Marek Pluciennik

We rely on the media for information and marketing purposes, but it’s disturbing when one considers
how our decisions and beliefs can be indirectly manipulated—without one being aware of it. Playing
with forms of hidden power and the notion of ‘surveillance capitalism’, Marek Pluciennik challenges
the passivity of the viewer in order to highlight the soft and not so literal aggression we experience
through all forms of media today.
Using found images that are references to capitalist America and communist Poland, Pluciennik
creates a subjective and abstract narrative about influence and control. It is not a politically motivated
work, rather it is criticism about what or who it is that leads one to do something or go somewhere. In
today’s world, this form of unconscious manipulation is continuously growing stronger, and if we are
already living with it now, Pluciennik’s work offers a foreshadowing of the possible control that is yet
to come.
The point of departure in Pluciennik’s film performance is to purposefully disrupt the viewer’s
expectations and passive role. Through an act of destruction and interaction, he will give the audience
the control.