VJ pietrushka


FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Anima+
Electronic Language International Festival



Some kind of infectious micro insects are in the air, poisoning people’s minds. People are completely lost. Some are starting questioning their surroundings and status quo but most are lacking an h factor to be fully successful, to understand the nature of the outbreak. “…More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities life will be violent, and all will be lost…” – Charlie Chaplin – The Great Dictator.

Maciej Piatek (aka VJ Pietrushka) is a Polish born UK based artist and filmmaker. His work involves a determined and authentic pursuit of visual experimentations. His works often explore the themes of human displacement and disconnection, social inequality and politics. His work has recently received a significant amount of exposure on the international video poetry circuit. As a VJ he closely cooperates with Shepherds of Cats/Butoh Techno, a group of improvising musicians from Poland, Japan with whom he performed a series of audio-video improvised concerts in various European and Japanese venues such as Cafe OTO in London, Punctum in Prague, Urbanguild in Kyoto and Cafe Teatro Abierto in Hiroshima. His work has been screened & exhibited both nationally and internationally in places such as the ICA in London, Arnolfini in Bristol and London School of Economics.