Poland, 1988, 10 minutes
Active in the Polish avant-garde since the 1960's, Robakowski was among the first artists to experiment with television and video in Poland. His work is characterised by a succinct experimental style which fuses performance, conceptual discourse and wry wit.
Joseph Robakowski has worked in Poland over the last three decades in film, video and performance - tracing a progression from initial structural concerns to a more subjective approach. Much of his concerns involve performance, the body, self image and the apparatus - in MOJEVIDEO MAZOCHISZMY he explores his facial orifices with diverse kitchen utensils with surprising results.