The photographs of Martin Ogolter capture our world as a stage, in which traces of great events make actors superfluous. -Larissa Kikol

When the sun rises after the Carnaval parade at the Samabadromo in Rio de Janeiro the floats return to their place of conception, where they have been built for the past months and now return to be dismantled and recycled. These pictures have been taken in that time when the floats return or are about to return to the hangars, most still empty apart from remnance of the building process. Around them we find left overs from years past. The returned floats show wear and tear of the party as well as small signes fo the people who make it all happen, empty whater bottles, a pair of jeans left to dry.