This is a project that embraces all strands of my artistic practice and derives from a great passion for the painter, followed by a meticulously thorough study of his life and works. The project got developed during my MA at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, and was selected for Coming Out exhibition (2011), which is a showcase of the best MA diplomas. Please click here to read Professor Paweł Dobrzycki‘s review of the project.
It was initially conceived with a performance space in mind, and with this idea I took it to London. There I met director Tim Supple who was interested in co-directing the performance, and we showed it to various people such as Toni Racklin, Head of Theatre at the Barbican and Wendy Martin, Director of Performance and Dance at the Southbank Centre. However, due to its scale and costs, the realization of it would require serious funding, which is an ongoing and a long-term project. In the meantime, I decided to use the artwork I developed over the course of 1,5 years and create an animated film which would not only be a unique work of art but also would be available to virtually anyone as opposed to a secluded performance. I have invited Colin Z. Robertson to this collaboration, since he is just as obsessed with Francis Bacon as me, and his musical response to some of the images I showed him was very much what I had in mind in terms of the soundtrack.