Photographic Installation -
3 meters W - 1.80 meter H
Stability & Construcivity, 2016
Stability refers to a balanced and harmonious expression delivered by the relationship between elements contained within a defined space, whilst Constructivity refers to building by re-organizing already defined elements, redesigning their functionality and the space, which they belong to.
The project suggests a re-interpretation of the photograph as a reality in order to work with the materiality of the photograph and how the photograph could be used as an object that directs the viewers body position within the space, where the photograph instead of contain something becomes a solid three-dimensional structure part of something else.
The project considers three aspects:
Explore the materials involved in the photograph, to further experiment with their properties and behaviours searching ways to free these elements from their symbolism and connotations, to also disassociate them from their meaning in traditional narrative or language. I therefore propose to work with the pure material substance, its colour and form, and the psychology behind our relation to material and form. I aim to suggest that elements can ́t stand on their own as the process of making the work will bring those different elements together -Instead of being independent physical objects they form part of something else-.
Fragmentation plays with the limits of how to present the work and suggests the viewer different possibilities/perspectives to how experience it. I therefore propose to fragment the photograph, in order to allow the viewer to decide how she/he wants to experience the work and redefine the suggested space while the work is experienced. For that reason, the work isn ́t finished, it changes its configuration with each step that the viewer takes -A new space is built each time the work is experienced-.
I propose to open the frame and separate all of the elements that comprise a framed photograph to then rearrange them in order to deliver an experience that challenges the standards of how we have to experience a photograph. I therefore propose to work with photography conventions in order to be able to play with the limits of how to present a photograph. I will like to add, that fragmentation also leans on dismantling the photograph. Hence, instead of the photograph being contained by a frame, the frame opens and becomes an element of the work where the photograph could rest. I aim that the viewer look beyond the frame and to experience the work not on a two dimensional surface, but encourages the viewer to move around the work, suggesting many ways to experience it due its capacity to transform by what surrounds it. The proposal questions the possibilities of the photograph to become something else without losing its integrity. Its independence is what I find attractive.