An interview with an avant-garde filmmaker who combines a Buddhist sensibility (emphasizing detached contemplation of the world) with sometimes shocking or disgusting subject matter (a sewage plant, autopsy). Paweł Wojtasik is a cine-alchemist whose quest is to turn the disgusting, the horrifying, the taboo into gold, using perception as a means to transcendence.
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Research Article| December 01 2011
Perception as Transcendence: Interview with Paweł Wojtasik
Scott MacDonald has been interviewing independent filmmakers for thirty years. His most recent book, a collection of essays and interviews, is Adventures of Perception: Cinema as Exploration (University of California Press, 2009). He teaches film history at Hamilton College, New York.
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Film Quarterly (2011) 65 (2): 52–58.
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Scott MacDonald; Perception as Transcendence: Interview with Paweł Wojtasik. Film Quarterly 1 December 2011; 65 (2): 52–58. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/FQ.2011.65.2.52
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