Janek Simon «Departure / Take-off» 2003.
«Departure / Take-off» is a three channel video installation presenting a panoramic view of the Old Town in Krakow. From time to time the bell tower of one of Krakow's many old churches lifts off like a space shuttle and disappears into the sky.
The video shows the beautiful medieval and Renaissance former capital and still the traditional cultural heart of Poland, treasured by Poles as the country's main anchor in its revered history. By the end of the video all the churches are gone. The work is represented in Brooklyn EUphoria's collage of European video art.
Departure, 3 channel video, stills