The Ball in Honor that the Young Will Not Save for Retirement
video performance, installation, 2020

Academy of Art in Szczecin
Faculty of Media Art
Department of Film
Studio od Social Film
Supervisors: Karolina Breguła, PhD, DSc, Adelina Cimochowicz, MA

The film is a step-by-step guide on how to experience the ball in honor of the fact that young people will not save for retirement. The leading lady’s oversweet smile becomes an excuse for a bit of bitterness à propos an uncertain future.

As a representative of those who are about to enter the job market, I wonder what my future will look like and whether the years I have worked in the future will provide me with a decent pension. My parents’ and grandparents’ generations spent most of their lives watching the world change for the better. My generation, meanwhile, is entering adulthood in a time of deepening political crises, military conflict, major species extinction, droughts, health care crises, and a limping pension system.

Klaudia Prabucka (PL)

Klaudia Prabucka in her work analyzes and reinterprets socio-political conflicts. She loves to play with language and its plasticity. Her works have been shown at the BWA Bielska Gallery and the BWA Gallery in Gorzow Wielkopolski, among others.

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