WorldCat Identities

Fydrych, Waldemar

Overview
Works: 23 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 92 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: HX917.7.Z65, 322.440943852
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Waldemar Fydrych
 
Most widely held works by Waldemar Fydrych
Lives of the orange men : a biographical history of the Polish Orange Alternative Movement by Waldemar Fydrych( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1981 and 1989 in Wroclaw Poland, in an atmosphere in which dissent was forbidden and martial law a reality, the art-activist Orange Alternative movement developed and deployed their 'socialist sur-realism' in absurd street-painting and large-scale performances comprising tens of thousands of people dressed as dwarves, in an effort to destabilize the Communist government. It worked. Beginning with the 'dialectical painting' of dwarves onto the patches of white paint all over the city's walls, which uncannily marked the censorship of opposition slogans, the group moved on to both stage happenings and over-enthusiastically embrace official Soviet festivals in a way that transformed both of these into mass expressions of dissent. They illegally restaged the mass spectacle of the storming of the Winter Palace on the anniversary of the October Revolution using their own homemade tanks; organized patriotic gatherings in which anyone waving red flags or wearing red (or eating red borscht, or covering oneself in ketchup) was arrested; and inspired other Orange Alternative groups to appear across the country. Although the group existed to the left of the mainstream opposition of Solidarity, their art was a key, acknowledged factor in the overthrow of the Communist government. Lives of the Orange Men tells the story of the movement's main protagonists, and is the first stand-alone English-language account of the Orange Alternative, written autobiographically by is central figure, and featuring an appendix of newly-translated key texts including Major's 'Manifesto of Socialist Surrealism', a timeline of every Orange Alternative happening and a new foreword from the Yes Men
Pomarańczowa Alternatywa : rewolucja Krasnoludków = The Orange Alternative : rewolution [i.e. revolution] of Dwarves = Die Orange Alternative : Revolution der Zwerge by Waldemar Fydrych( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hokus-pokus, czyli, Pomarańczowa Alternatywa by Waldemar Fydrych( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krasnoludki i gamonie by Waldemar Fydrych( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major by Waldemar Fydrych( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ikony zwycięstwa : 1980-2008 = Icons of victory : 1980-2008 by Waldemar Fydrych( Book )

in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografia by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kiedy nie ma świeżych myśli, lewica przegrywa by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Major albo rewolucja krasnoludków( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jan Paweł II przyniósł wolność( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wolność kontra niewolnicy poprawności by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2017 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Krasnoludki na murach i na ulicach by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To gdzie jest ta cenzura by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2018 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gdyby nie było demokracji, KOD nie mógłby jej bronić by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wyrzucą nas na śmietnik by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Refleksje twórcy "Pomarańczowej Alternatywy"
Major albo rewolucja krasnoludków( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bunt nasz powszedni( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Performans oporu by Agnieszka Sosnowska( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papier toaletowy i bitwa pod Śnieżką by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Z Majorem Waldemarem Fydrychem o polityce, teatrze, przebieraniu się za kobietę i potrzebie zieleni rozmawia Ada Florentyna Pawlak by Waldemar Fydrych( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fydrych, Waldemar Major

Fydrych, Waldemar Major 1953-

Fydrych, Waldemar Maria.

Major.

Major Fydrych, Waldemar 1953-

Major (pseud.)

Major Waldemar Fydrych Polish activist

Major Waldemar Fydrych Pools kunstenaar

Waldemar Fydrych pola aktivulo

Waldemar Fydrych polnischer gesellschaftlicher Aktivist und Happeningkünstler

Фидрих, Вальдемар

Languages
Polish (34)

English (8)