[…] Agata Lankamer in her work @promisedland_75 #comingout uses selected shots from Wajda’s film The Promised Land to focus on sexual tension and homosocial desires of the main characters. As the title indicates, the artist also presents this work on Instagram, referring to the logic of gifs and the incessant publication of several-second-long videos that are often devoid of context, but enable infinite looping. By abstracting selected frames from the chronology of film narration and replaying them, Lankamer opens up the possibility of viewing the screen adaptation of Reymont’s novel from a queer perspective. […]
Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 69.
photo: Małgorzata Kujda