PLACES I'VE NEVER BEEN
Since ancient times the relationship between images and power are common. Just examine any antique church, cathedral or mausoleum to realize that the presence of images in such buildings is no coincidence. Arranged carefully and with the intent to exacerbate and show the power of the elite to the people, these images performed a fundamental roll to provide sense to the reality that surrounded them.
With the advent of photography, the monopoly of the production and distribution of images slowly began to change. The monarch or pope no longer had a total monopoly of the images, and this gradually gave way to a new social actor that we call the Media. What began a century ago as poor quality black-and-white images in newspapers and magazines quickly evolved as new technologies and distribution methods took hold in photography, broadcasting technology and television and has led to the reliance on large multimedia corporations that exercise great influence over public opinion and have had a profound impact on the course of history.
I feel a particular attraction to these buildings. I am intrigued by the relationship they have with the light and the absence of it. Although I am not a religious person I’m surprised of the beauty and feeling produced in me. They are the living memory built ostensive past. These images I present attempt to describe a personal and unique sense of space exploration. Far from a unique representation of a space that offers the unique point of view, I feel more comfortable with the multiplicity of records that bring me more space to perception that goes beyond realism proposes that the photographic medium. Each of the images that conform this series is composed of a large number of photographs taken of a specific place in the world from people I never meet. These hundreds of photographic records are displayed in each of my pictures in superposed, almost transparent, layers. Like a big puzzle, I try to reconstruct with the information that each image has the totality of the space. Calving black as the absence of light, I slowly adding the images trying to match with the others no matter they are of a small detail of the building or a large part of it. Is from this additive process of overlapping that produces a resultant image, whose figure is blurred, whose forms are diffuse but ultimately have the imprint of the figure of the object or place that was in front those different photographs.