September 23rd to 31st October
The connection between time and transformation interests me. I am willing to explore through the observation and record of nature these subtle changes. Exploring photographic medium gave me the ability to slip away from our certitude and conviction. By creating a space free for interpretation – between what we see, think and imagine – it brings the opportunity for awareness and a sense of mind. My photographs published by Actes Sud in the book “Habiter Zingaro” explored the relation between man and its environment. In the series “Ceniza”, ash in Spanish, I questioned our perception of landscape and how a past event can affect our experience and understanding of nature.
“Makuake” in Japanese means the dawn, the beginning of something. During my stay in Japan I was impressed by the quality of night and the large amount of natural space dedicated to spirituality. The sacred places in shinto and bouddhist religions inspired my research. I recorded scenes – objects and people – that where expressing the relation between sacred and profane. I worked with a traditional 4×5 camera, which is a very precise instrument, using long exposure and substitute to the photographic film a photosensitive paper. This way of working was creating a disturbing sense of time and space. This process, which revives with the beginnings of photography – camera obscura – has a profound impact on the nature of the works produced. The photographs, between negative and positive, renew the link between emerging image and its magic character.