The Instrument / The Fool / The Landscape by Karolina Glusiec

Still from Dureń (The Fool) (2013-20) by Karolina Glusiec

‘The Instrument / The Fool / The Landscape’ Trilogy by Karolina Glusiec (UK Premiere)
Online Screening BOOK HERE
6pm Wednesday 2nd December 2020 (viewable for 48 hours)
Part of London International Animation Festival 2020

Three animated films on naivety 
One lost broadcast, made from no home, between 2013 and 2020.

Imagine you can accomplish everything you always dreamed of. What if all that you always dreamed of is… failing. I can only speak for myself. Something that I dream of sometimes is the thing I’m afraid of the most. Like dreaming of driving and having the fear that held me against doing it for years.

What I intended to be a structured narrative became a film in the shape of a lost broadcast.

Each image that I made was a sort of a goodbye to each and every single dream it resonated with. Dreams of my own and dreams of the others who inspired me to chase after.” – KG

Made in five countries over seven years, this profound, heartbreaking and gloriously experimental trilogy of works from acclaimed artist Karolina Glusiec is a modern masterwork of animation.

Trailer for Dureń (The Fool) (2013-20) by Karolina Glusiec


Instrument (The Instrument) 
(Karolina Glusiec, 2013-2020)
The Instrument – the opening film from the trilogy is simply an ode to listening to music as is and thinking of nothing at all. Not thinking at all. Absolutely nothing.” – KG
(UK, Poland, USA, Canada, France, 22’00)

Dureń (The Fool)
(Karolina Glusiec, 2013-2020)
The Fool is the second film – on dreaming and failing. Dureń – which is the original title- also equals the card game of Durak. “The Fool” could be summarised as a film that became a contradiction of what it was meant to be and at the same time everything I always wanted it to be.” – KG
(UK, Poland, USA, Canada, France, 38’07)

Krajobraz (The Landscape)
(Karolina Glusiec, 2013-2020)
The landscape is a film on moving, being held and being placed in places and in between places. There is no explanation on the story behind it. There is no deeper thought or symbolism behind it. Like driving, listening to the music and looking at the landscape. All passes by.” – KG
(UK, Poland, USA, Canada, France, 4’00)

Still from Dureń (The Fool) (2013-20) by Karolina Glusiec

Karolina Głusiec, (b.1986, Lublin Poland) is a visual artist working mainly across animated and DIY film media, inspired by ways of seeing and ways of remembering, and a frequent collaborator in projects inspired by and rooted in music. Karolina is a visiting and faculty member lecturer in drawing and animation examining various ways of image-memorising and perception. She is currently working on a PhD thesis proposal on material and non-material memories in communication. Karolina’s work has screened widely at festivals and galleries around the world, winning prizes at Ann Arbor Festival, Vienna Independent Shorts Festival as well as the 2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize.

Still from The Instrument (2013-20) by Karolina Glusiec

One of three Edge of Frame screenings at London International Animation Festival 2020

With Special Thanks to Arts Council England