The Sunrises series, from which the works for the Museum of Modern Art collection have been selected, consists of about 50 offset photographs, modified by drawings and mechanical damage done by the artist. Each picture is unique, and the collection can be reshuffled in a number of ways, presenting it in a variety of configurations. Rolando also works with materials from her home archive, such as found anonymous amateur photographs. Her pictures contain ‘injured’ architectural elements (damaged buildings, leaking pipes, broken windows), as well as nostalgic scenes (e.g. the artist as a child), and interference from amorphous shapes (ectoplasm, wounds and ‘dark matter’). The tracks hinted at in the artist’s Sunrises series were also elaborated in a book of poetry entitled Modrzewiowe korony [Larch Treetops] (published by Biuro Literackie, Wrocław 2011).

(Sebastian Cichocki)

Sunrises, In the Heart of the Country (offset prints + drawings) – Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2015