PERSONAL PROJECTS

CRACKS

grietasThe project Cracks consists in 8 large drawings that depict the damage from de blitz during the Second War World in some buildings in London. These drawings are made in real scale and become a de-contextualization of the traces of the past, which are taken from the public realm to the exhibition room in a gallery. In this way, the aesthetic and conceptual features of the cracks are emphasized as an image that has been (re)produced through the filter of the artist.
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Realms of memory

Realms of memory is a working project that proposes a visual response to the idea of “Lieux de mémorie” (realm of memory), coined by the French historian Pierre Nora.

By such term, he refers to both material and historical places, and also to commemorative events, symbols, emblems, etc. Nora is considered a pioneer for making a link between memory and the physical, places and tangible things. Lieux (realms) is used as a broad meaningful word for places and things that contain and trigger memory. Nora understands such realms as an entity that symbolises a complex part in history, therefore assuming that memory goes beyond visual and tangible aspects, becoming more flexible and changeable.

In this project I take Polaroid photographs to register places, events and objects that work as a platform for memory and recalls. Such photographs go with small found objects that relate to the image in the picture and work as a physical documentation of the place or event represented. The objects became a physical trace or remnant of past and memory, as an index of memory. By index I refer to the linguistic and semiotic notion coined by the philosopher, logician and scientist Charles Sanders Pierce. He uses the term as a mode of significance based on registering physical qualities of elements in reality.

Polaroid photographs accompanied by the small objects I mentioned aim to build up a combined meaning through the visual and physical relationship
with their referents, that is, with the events and memories they represent.

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Plant’s memories

Plants’ memories is a project that took part in the Art Festival Scarpia in El Carpio (Cordoba, Spain) in 2010. The project proposes the autobiographic acknowledgment of each of the participants through the links they have with the plants in their home. In order for that, the retell what the plants mean for them, their value and important events and people related to the plants.

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