2015, video 3’10”

The Adam Mickiewicz Museum in Śmiełów, a branch of the National Museum in Poznań. A static camera shot captures the neoclassical façade of the late eighteenth century palace where the museum is located. All its windows are illuminated. Dusk is falling. We are waiting as if for “the decisive moment” that would sober our presence up, would authorise things and concepts. But the moment takes too long. Suddenly, in the background one can hear a whispered singing of a traditional birthday song “Happy Birthday”. It is followed by the puff. The museum dies out.