untitled, 2004 - 2005
from Protable Worlds series
silver gelatin print
My photographs from "Portable Worlds" narrate, in a concise and
figurative manner, experiences similar to those of accounts of journeys.
They rescue readings, houses, life experiences. They recall, without
explicit reference or prioritized order, the same land incursions as
shipwrecks. With an indistinctly dramatic or ironic tone, they discover
in these events how tenuous the dividing line is between what is necessary
and what is superfluous, between baggage and burden.
Technically, the resulting pieces are multiple exposures, straight
photographs created in studio with a large format camera and no digital
intervention, involving and alternating the reproductions of pictures
from my family's archives or images created by me, both superimposed
on spaces and objects, by slide projectors. In these work, time seems
suspended in a precarious equillibrium that, unlike previous series,
contains more of the present and contingency than remembrance.