by Jan Szewczyk
Name Cossack applies to Guys from Polish housing estates, boasted of their masculinity.(incidentally, this term is devoid of Ukrainian subculture context. Historical cossacks often live on the edge of poverty). Behaving like a cossack is a way to survive that determines the quality of life on the estate.
The Work entitled “Passage” is the result of ‘The Ukrainian ‘Cossack’ Song Workshop’ that was attended by the group featured in the film.
Term “Passage” relates to the entrance to Slowacki estate in polish town called Lublin. Boys from the film are closely bound to – Passage is a place where they spend majority of their time. Both the workshop and the film asks about concept of masculinity and asks a question of a place in the masculine world of the boys from blocks. District boys, often described as cossacks
|Tags||city, gender, man, public space, political, sound art|
|Technique||Cinematic arts (Video,...)|