The materials shown here are drawn from the extensive archive of the “UFO-Video” Warsaw UFO Research Society, which, for more than 30 years, was under the auspices of the Museum of Technology located in the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw. For many years, “UFO-Video” researched a wide range of paranormal-related topics, organised series of talks and lectures, and, most importantly, dealt with the filing of reports about unexplainable phenomena occurring in the Earth’s atmosphere. They conducted ongoing research aimed at clarifying the nature of unknown phenomena in Poland. Currently the collection is under the care of the Nautilus Foundation in Warsaw.
The images and records shown here are selected from the archives and illustrate the research and reports made during the era of communist rule in Poland. The extent of the records found in the “UFO-Video” archive shows a consistent and open engagement with the subject, which seemed unexpected for this period.
Special thanks to Robert Bernatowicz and the Nautilus Foundation and Bronisław Rzepecki for their openness, trust and sharing of materials, without which this exhibition would not have taken place.
Curators: Gordon MacDonald, Joanna Gorlach
Joanna Gorlach – graduate of cultural studies at the Jagiellonian University, photographer (studies at the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava), coordinator and producer of artistic events, especially exhibitions and photography projects. Permanently working in the Foundation for Visual Arts since 2011, mainly as a curator of projects and coordinator of exhibitions of the Krakow Photomonth Festival.
The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow
ul. Krakowska 46
21.05.2017, 5 p.m.
Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Krakow's Night of Museums: 19.05, 7 p.m.–1 a.m.
5 PLN / 8 PLN