March 26th – May 9th 2015, Galeria AFA, Santiago, Chili
The dimension of time has been shattered, we cannot love or think except in fragments of time each of which goes off along its own trajectory and immediately disappears. (If on a winter’s night a traveler, Italo Calvino, 1979)
The exhibition “En voz alta”(Out Loud) gathers together chronologically diverse images. Invested in the idea of self-portraiture and reading, I made several of these images between September 2011 and May 2012 for the sole purpose of photographing. I realized that photography was the medium that would provide the possibility of giving form to opaque mental processes and in this way restore some perceptible order to a certain mental commotion. Part of these photographs are exhibited and form the basis for other pieces in the show, which include the installation Protocolo de acercamiento (Protocol of Approach, soundtrack, tables of images) and Los Lectores (The Readers), an artist’s book inspired by Félix Guattari’s Chaosmosis. They are 35-mm black-and-white photographs of book covers, magazines, documents from performances, and catalogues of exhibitions I have seen. Reading in general, some of which were incomplete readings, some partial, others read quickly— all of which accompanied me during those months. The photographic shot, more than the photograph, here intends to capture, to grab, literally the taking as much of the variety itself; of the miscellaneous and the precise; of the banal and the profound. The intention to capture air, intervals, the passing of time between displacements. Each image is like a “marker” or “key image” of these urban and interurban walks—of a piece of life.
Supported by Fondart (2014 Open Call)