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22. 02. 2017.

On the 23rd February (Thursday) there will be a special screening of Norman Leto’s ‘PHONTON’ at the Film School’s Cinema. The creator of the project will be present at the screening. Free entry.

Norman Leto is one of the most interesting young artists and writers currently working in new media and video art. He accepted an invitation to showcase his work at our school from our lecturer dr. Anna Leśniewska. ‘Phonton’ is a feature length film comprised of both cinematographic and digital elements. The plot is intertwined with academic teachings centered on quantum physics and astronomy, whilst also exploring the social effect of a decline in political correctness.

In 2010, Norman Leto published his philosophical novel ‘Sailor’ – semi-autobiographical, the novel explores how an individual’s development is affected by technological progress in art, focusing on the recent growth of new media, especially video games. Norman Leto directed a film based on the aforementioned book. His film was nominated at the 10th New Horizons International Film Festival, with the British press lauding his film as the best original debut of the entire festival.

‘Photon’ is Leto’s subsequent film project, which he started working on in 2012. Through the use of digital media, Leto is able to evaluate humanity from an academic perspective, taking into account: neurology, biochemistry, quantum physics and astronomy. The work, however, is not disjointed and is in fact comprised of many micro and macro elements which form a whole. The film doesn’t fit into any specific genre, as it constitutes both a work of fictions, an educational tool and an experiment.

The works of Norman Leto can be found in collections at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, the National Museum in Kraków, the Arsenał Gallery in Białystok, the ING Polish Art Foundation and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK).

Free entry to the screening at our Cinema – Everyone’s welcome!