Repetition

Director: Artur Żmijewski

directed by Artur Żmijewski executed by Leszek Molski, Krzysztof Visconti, Rymek Błaszczak, Sławomir Orman directors of photography Kuba Kowalczyk, Magda Mosiewicz, Jacek Malinowski, Rafał Żwirek, Jurand Węgrzyn, Robert Mleczko, Bartosz Ciesielski, Tomasz Szołtys production design by Marcin Kwietowicz edited by Leszek Molski sound by Marcin Bociński, Jacek Złotkowski cast Mariusz Bulski executive producer Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki producer Artur Żmijewski co-financed by Ministry of Art And Culture, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej
colour, 40′
Poland 2005

 

After 30 years Artur Żmijewski decided to repeat the Stanford prison experiment during which 24 students were selected to play the prisoners and live in a prison in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. Roles of the prisoners and prison guards were assigned randomly. Professor Philip Zimbardo proved that behaviuor of individuals is predictable and depends on external conditions. The result of Zmijewski’s experiment discredits that theory.

 

Artur Żmijewski
Born in 1966. Graduated in sculpture studies from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Visual artist. His works enter into themes of body and Stranger. One of the leading representatives of critical art movement.