12min, DCP, 16:9
The Right is a fictional story framed by historical sentiments. A seventy-three-year-old security guard at the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden writes a letter to the director of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź requesting to volunteer for the museum as a guard. The reason for her transfer—apart from her personal history as a Polish-German refugee in the 1940s—is the Łódź museum’s collection of avant-garde works by the 1930s a.r. group (also called the ‘revolutionary artists’ or ‘real avant- garde’). The a.r. group was one of the most renowned leftist avant-garde groups of the interwar period in Poland. The guard values these works more than the Old Masters of the Caravaggisti room in Dresden, where she currently works while imagining another occupation.