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“Art is Energy, Art is Power”: An Interview with Józef Robakowski

Michael N. Goddard


Józef Robakowski is a prolific experimental Polish artist who has worked across multiple media including photography, film, video, experimental television, artistic documentation, and curating. This interview was conducted as research into his multifaceted career and informed the article in Apparatus Nr. 9 on his work that appears in this issue. The interview provides vital historical  and political contexts to situate the emergence of Robakowski's various artistic practices, in relation to broader developments of Polish cinema, video and art history.


Józef Robakowski; Katarzyna Kobro; Łódź Film School; Experimental Film and Video, Laibach; constructivism; expanded cinema.

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Apparatus. ISSN 2365-7758