This installation revolves around a reflection about our relation with the things around us. The relation between the I and the Other that have changed so much in comparison to passed times. This new way of comunication between the desires and its goals, between the power and the desired, almost completely surrounds all of our actions in the contemporary world, creating artifacts that reinforces and are symbols of this relationship.
The subject of this photographic installation is related to the dependence of the contemporary human being to the artifacts he created as mediating tools and the electronics in his habitad. This relation subject-object that at times can subvert is the key of this artwork; of a created instrument in favor of comfort that can become a dependency, is a game in a dark place of the mind where freedom, separation and distance are evocated by means of a technological artifact, but where we become prey of our own desires and the toy that we created. A game where roles are interchanged. We have as much control as we have dependance of it, the artifact having as much power over us as we have of it.
Selfportrait Under Control is the most recent work of a mayor series, which takes as a starting point the remote control as a motive to think about the relation between the I and the Other and the dependence of the contemporary man with the artifacts by him created. Control or dependence? A game in which roles are interchanged, the artifact having as much power over us.
This new series of photography (2009-2010), was realized through a process widely known in the history of photography, the double exposure in camera, which combines two images into one. The fact of having chosen this method, making it a part of the creative process above other methods, which offered far more control over the final piece, gave the possibility of accidental discovery and thus the surprise of a new image. What started as a game, became the passage to a different level of representation. One reality that transforms into another, one object that turns into autorepresentation, an object that changes its meaning, the common that evolves into the extraordinary.
Sea: Expanse of salty water that covers most of the Earth surface.
Adjacent : adj. Contiguous, immediate, located in proximity to something.
The seas that surrounds an island that is like your body, forming an illusory border. Your body as an island, the island is your body, I am the island inhabited by myself, under siege by sea that vanishes its shores , reducing or increasing at times its size.
The sea connects as it separates. It is not inconspicuous, it forces one to look since this island that I inhabit is not motionless. An eternal dialogue between the I and the Other.