I am a filmmaker originally from Poland, currently based in New York City. I make both fiction and non-fiction films. My work is characterized by a subtle sensuality and rigorous attention to detail in both image and sound. The projects I made vary in subjects: from dance-films, investigations of spaces (Natural History Museum), close observations of paper-making to fictional coming of age tales. At the core of my interest is the friction between stillness and movement, silence and sound, external circumstances and internal conflicts. Filmmaker Robert Bresson, dancer Akram Khan and theater director Jerzy Grotowski inspire my filmmaking philosophy: to condense energy by stillness, to give sound autonomy, to work “via negative”- subtraction rather than accumulation.
My works have screened at numerous film festivals and venues, including New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center, Fullbright Commission in Sri Lanka, Kriti Gallery in India, among others. I was awarded the Black Maria Director’s Choice Award, Ann Arbor Festival Jury Award, and Grand Prix at Montreal Underground Film Festival. I am a recipient of funding from The New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation and Cultural Fund of European Council. In 2019, I was selected to participate in a film development workshop organized by Venice Biennale.
I work on commissioned projects (the Museum of Chinese in America in NYC, Zen Studies Society, The Criterion Collection, FoxHog Productions). Since 2014 I worked with The Whitney Museum on the Andy Warhol Film Project.