Traces of People. Cristiano Mascaro / Sławomir Rumiak
International Cultural Centre, Rynek Główny 25
Seen through the eyes of a stranger: the exhibition Traces of People takes an interest in an artistic dialogue between Cristiano Mascaro, a Brazilian photographer, and Sławomir Rumiak, a Polish multimedia artist.
During his three visits to Poland, Cristiano Mascaro set his sights on four cities: Gdańsk, Warsaw, Łódź, and Kraków. At first, he checked on working places – old factories in particular; then, he investigated residential buildings and cities; finally, he ended up with taking a peek at the interiors of people's homes.
Sławomir Rumiak focused on São Paulo, one of the world's largest metropolises, set up by workers arriving from the Brazilian interior. In spite of the city's population amounting to millions of people, not a single person features in the film. Juxtaposing the movie with Cristiano Mascaro's photographs, one is invited to discover traces of human beings: their places, stories, dreams, and longings.
Having been shown in Kraków, the exhibition will remain on display at Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo, as part of the presentation of Polish culture in Brazil in 2016, organised by Culture.pl