Fall and Rise of a Fish

9.26 min, HDV
Video/Performance
Kindl Brewery, Berlin

In 'Fall and Rise of a Fish' the fish and its vital water surroundings serve as a metaphor for the dependence of (human) life on its environment. As well, Marcin explores our vulnerability to the whims of superiors and the forces of nature. Often subtle, yet critical problems are the fundamental questions of independent freedom, terrorism and social rites. At the same time 'Fall and Rise of a Fish' looks at how common social paradigms are media dependent and rely on the perspective of the viewer. Thereby contemporary topics like power and belief, the question of individuality, and the paradigm of artificiality versus reality, are brought to awareness.

(Susanne Husse, Kuratorin von 'Aquatieramento', Berlin, 2008)