Dorota Mytych grew up in Poland in the 1980s during the communist era. At the time it was common to see large crowds gathered everywhere; people queuing for food, shoes and toilet paper, or lining up to catch the bus; organised military marches and groups of protesting students, followed by the chaotic dispersion of these crowds. Mytych is particularly interested in crowds seen from a distance; a general overview and the pattern created by people. Mutatis Mutandis is a replication of a photograph of a WWII SS trooper taking aim at a mother and child. The animated images in her video are created from 'drawings' made from tea leaves that explore the formation of crowds and the individuals who are themselves elements of a larger gathering. Mytych's work has focused on creating a shift between anonymity and intimacy through manipulating drawn and moving images. Documenting this change from one image to the next, the context and interpretation is subverted, creating a more intimate relationship with the viewer.
Exhibited in CCP's Night Projection Window
7 nights a week after dark
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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