“THE PROPER WAY OF OPERATING
MR DAGUERRE’S INVENTION:
IN A SOLDIERLIKE MANNER:
. . . since everything takes place at a Market Stall, the Photographer has a special device for the Army: an I-will-change-into-a-machinegun Camera.”
Kantor, Tadeusz. Wielopole, Wielopole. Kraków-Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1990, p. 45.
“My manipulations in connection with the object – breaking its bonds and in-life relationships and leaving it without a comment – were parts of a special ritual. They resembled the act of “exhibiting” a ritualistic fetish. The difference was, however, that it was exhibited not “to be adored” but to be ridiculed by the general public.”
Pleśniarowicz, Krzysztof (chosen and ed. by). Metamorfozy. Teksty o latach 1938-1974. [Metamorphosis. Texts about the years 1928 – 1974] Kraków: Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2000, p. 142.