It took two years to make a video clip for the hit single “Żona piłkarza” (The Footballer’s Wife). The result is an astoundingly precise and detailed, analog, stop-motion animation featuring head vocalist (and critically-acclaimed author) Dorota Masłowska – along with pop star Doda and Victoria Beckham – all incarnated as singing and dancing dolls. The intricate construction of the set is made up of six different rooms built on a 1:6 scale and furnished in a hybrid style that is a mish-mash of post-communist nostalgia with a new-fangled fetish for designer lighting fixtures. It’s a work of art in itself, created almost entirely by a single person – Maria Strzelecka, a painter, graphic artist and sometimes actress (best known as Angela Kosz in Xawery Żuławski’s film adaptation of Masłowska’s smashing debut novel “Snow White and Russian Red”). The video was produced in cooperation with Marcin Figurski, Filip Popiołkowski, Anna Popiołkowska and Magda Jurek.
Along with the video we will exhibit the original set design, offering the gallery’s audience a vibrant journey through the bittersweet world of female football fanatics and celebs. It’s also a remarkably realistic and detailed fantasy on the décor of communist-era apartment blocks, but above all, it is a peek at the dedicated, almost obsessive, recreation of a world inscribed into the Polish subconscious – in miniature; a remix of Zofia Rydet’s “Sociological Record” with a youtube channel devoted to everything that unites football fans.