Marta Hryniuk

Camerawoman draws on the artist’s family film archive, shot on 8mm by her great aunt, Maria Jastrzębska (1924- 1988). Produced in the 1950s and ‘60s, the reels are records of daily life, travels and relationships in socialist-era Poland. The work takes form of readings, as well as a book and a film.

TENT Rotterdam, WET Lounge, 29.11.2019

An iteration of the work presented for WET Lounge consists of a screening from the archive and live reading of an intergenerational travelogue, composed of artist’s writing, citations from Ingeborg Bachmann (Word for word, 1972), and Giuliana Bruno (Atlas of Emotion, 2002). Readers: Marta Hryniuk & Anna Łuczak

Photos by: Erika Roux


Camerawoman, art book, edition of 30, 2019


Camerawoman, 18′, 8mm. transferred to digital & HD video, 2019


Force Field, Oficine800, Venice, 2019




Film credits:

Sound: Miša Skalskis

Voice-over: Amanda Payne

Thanks to: Kari Robertson, Anni Puolakka, Agnieszka Kucharska, Djuna Couvee



Co-designing: Matheline Marmy

Thanks to: Barbara Hryniuk, Teresa Olech, Jadwiga Olech, Nick Thomas, Anna Łuczak, Agnieszka Pędziwiatr, Dominika Partyga, Honey Jones-Hughes, Lili Huston-Herterich, Maciej Nowacki, Larisa David

The project was generously supported by Starak Family Foundation.