“The defender distributed untrue information that could lead to public unrest and undermined trust in public authority organs,” read the indictment of Tomasz Domański, 20, who was charged with distributing leaflets during the martial law and sentenced to three years in prison. After being released and in order to avoid compulsory military service, the artist began to feign mental illness. As a result he was diagnosed with reactive depression and sent to a closed psychiatric ward.

These events will be recounted by Tomasz Domański, one of the protagonists of The Ratcatcher exhibition. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to look for other threads from the 1980s that are present in the narrative of the presentation and for their contemporary parallels.

Moderators: Tomasz Domański and Piotr Lisowski.