Zbigniew Rybczynski

Yesterday I went to see the show Der Stand der Bilder an exhibition of works by Zbigniew Rybczynski and Gábor Bódy both specialising as media pioneer artists. The exhibition was held at the Akademie Der Künste, Berlin-Tiergarten. Beyond any doubt the work on show of Zbigniew Rybczynski  was thought provoking, memorable and inspiring for new media artists. Two works in particular struck a chord and both were videos; Tango and Imagine the latter being the famous music video for John Lennon's song Imagine released in 1986. The choreography and timing of Tango is pure cleverness with a touch of genius. In Tango no one person or subjects ever crosses the path of the other even when the room is rapidly populating. I now see how Zbigniew and his work is influential to the likes of contemporary directors namely Michel Gondry.

Zbigniew Rybczynski Imagine

Video still from 'Imagine' Dir. Zbigniew Rybczynski, 1986

Zbigniew Rybczynski Tango

Video still from 'Tango' Dir. Zbigniew Rybczynski, Winner of Oscar Award for Best Animated Short, 1983

'Visual simplicity of an idea or concept stems

from a complex and chartered understanding

of subject and self.'

V

ishal Shah, 2011.