Humberto Duque / POLORAMA / within the artist residence
within the artist residence
12.07.2018 / 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Place / corner of ul. Maritime and Promenada Nadmorska
POLORAMA is a project that aims to create a crossover between Mexican and Polish pop-music. Through a series of participatory events open to people in the community, we will establish connections between local “Disco Polo” music and the stories depicted in popular Mexican “Tambora” songs –a genre whose roots actually come from Central Europe. We will translate and adapt lyrics from the Spanish into Polish in order to create mashups that will culminate in Karaoke-style performances. These exercises intend to bridge the gap between two countries that mostly know about each other through stereotypes, and question the elements that mold a local identity.
Humberto Duque’s art education includes: ENPEG La Esmeralda in Mexico City, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe in Germany, and CCA Kitakyushu Research Program in Japan. He has been a resident artist at the ISCP-NYC, Bemis Art Center, Tokyo Wonder Site, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, and several other programs. He has been commissioned public art projects by the Denver International Airport, and the Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Norway. His work has been shown museums, art galleries, and independent art spaces around the world.