The Trap
Tomasz Hanoff (PL)
interactive video installation, 2016

supervisor: Wiesław Gołuch, Prof.
course: Media Art
Studio of Media Persuasion
Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art
The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw

The installation consists of a labyrinth-shaped interactive “controller” and eight animations run by a plastic soldier moving within the maze. Each animation takes place in the suggestive scenery designed by the artist, and reveals the states of uncertainty, anxiety, and confusion in a metaphorical and expressive manner. All made in black and white, bring the Expressionist films of the 1920s into mind.

Tomasz Hanoff (PL), born in 1990, graduated from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw (master’s degree, 2016). His works with video, photography and experimental animation. In the semantic layer of his works, he tries to answer the current problems of the today’s world, colliding them with his own experiences. He is also the author of texts and hip hop music. Laureate of the Audience Award of the Lubin Art Biennale (2012).