Ver de Acción
2017 September 15, 7 pm
“Ver de Acción” explores the limits between natural and cultural, creating an experience with landscape and space interaction. In order to do that, I use photography as a medium to create a veritable illusion and reveal the deceiving capability of landscape as a social construct, resorting to intervention and staging to reinterpret the relationship between Man and nature.
Though a direct experience process and intervention in the viewer’s immediate domain (installations, performance), I work with the form and significance of three elements: mountains as a symbol of an internal and external journey; rocks and soil as a symbol of uncertainty; and forests as the domain of the unexpected. These are the places where I wander, look and recollect, creating a series of stories where I establish the relationship between objects, their environment and their representation.
On a second line of research, I linked the transformation of the natural environment by means of human action, with the transformation of the photograph as an object/entity, creating a dialogue between reality and fiction, landscape and its representation. In these practices, I have made use of a series of resources to investigate the physical possibilities of the image and its representation (two-dimensional, three-dimensional), relating found items, their environment and the photographic medium. The resulting works — collage, photo-sculpture, and installations — well on the idea of how we perceive and relate to our natural surroundings, as we attempt to discover formerly implicit concepts through the attributes of photography.