OTHER VOICES, 2015-19
Unidentifiable moments that create a tension between fact and fiction, provoking emotions and connections, presenting memories as a subtle nostalgic taste, memories that sometimes are not even recognizable. They become the Now, a subjective and ephemeral Now of moments in between. Moments that feel like a dream, unreachable, those that dim and fade away, from other voices in our heads. A phenomenon part of time and memory as a symbolic reality, created by a dialogue with our own sensory perceptions.
Simon Schama states in Landscape and Memory: “Before it can ever be the repose for the senses, landscape is the work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock.” 1 — If so, the situations, states and elements we encounter are shaped by our memory and our own perception — in a sense, they are already within us.
Putting emphasis in far, atypical, yet familiar scenarios, these pictures are connected through form and unclear associations, like a narrative in a dream; like all the situations that stay with us and go through our minds to rediscover new experiences; like those other voices that helps us to make decisions and follow our instincts. Associations perceived in a different manner. Memory is a sense of our past, or maybe a fiction, a floating dream informed by our past.
1 Simon Schama (1995), Landscape and Memory, pp. 6/7; Harper Collins, London.
Gabriela Cendoya Bergareche Collection. San Telmo Museum, Spain (ES) 2022
Centro ImagenSur. Fondart (CL) 2021
Photobook Exhibition, Benaki Museum. Athens Photo Festival (GR) 2019
CONTACT Photobook Fair. Stephen Bulger Gallery. CONTACT Photography Festival (CA) 2019
Panel, The Photobook Lab: On Longevity. Scrap Metal Gallery (CA) 2019