A documentation of one of the earliest and most famous film works of Libera. The images used to make the documentation board were photographed by the artist off a TV monitor screening his own video, “Intimate Rites”. In 1984 Libera took care of his senile grandmother. Registering basic acts like feeding, changing, washing was the his attempt to create extremely private and embarrassing art that would radically exceed the artistic canon he knew, and at the same time being in accordance with the statements of the Łódź-based Kultura Zrzuty (Chip-In Culture) movement he was involved in at that time. The result is a work of staggering sincerity exceeding social taboos; a kind of “existential document” as the artist himself called it.
The documentation board was made shortly after the film was shown for the first time in 1986, and was exhibited in the second half of the 1980s. A visible cut on the left side of the board is a remnant of the attempt to destroy it by the artist. Libera was eventually dissuaded from doing so by a curator we knew.