By definition a vortex it’s a swirling mass typified by natural forces such as the whirlpool, tornado, or cyclone. This essential dynamism involves a rotary motion that derives from or includes a spiral whirling. A Maelstrom is a colossal natural phenomenon composed of irregularities in currents, flows and tides that are capable of generating powerful whirlpools that move forth constantly and rapidly. They are permanent oscillations between creation and destruction.
Ignacio Navas – Tudela, 1989 It all begins two years ago, in 2011, when Ignacio Navas discovers in a photograph of his own baptism the existence of an unknown young woman holding him in her arms. Who is it? What is her name? Seeking to find out who she is and reconstruct his life becomes an obsession that materializes as […]
No one ever told Darío Martínez what he can or cannot do. For him, there are no rules or commands to follow. There are just some basic thrusts that force him, in an unpremeditated way, to “do” things. You can find the means that facilitate his purpose and the acts that push him to the purpose itself. Without being the same ones, they are paths that coincide in the hidden quality of the chopped off heads and the flaming mouths.
Tired of the current economic and social situation being measured and told using parameters such as external debt, risk premium and other macroeconomic indicators, we decided to portray different people to create a story made of images and words to narrate 2013. This project came up from the need to record the image of current society for two main reasons: to understand and not to forget.
Identity is generated from memory, which is made of memories. A memory is a personal narrative resulting from an experience. There are many methods to preserve them from oblivion. Probably, photography (since its invention) is the most widely used one for this purpose.
Pablo Castilla – Granada, 1980 There is this moment of the day in Andalusia between 14h and 17h, when the heat and the light reach the highest intensity, and all the work activity temporally suspended and people return home looking for shelter, rest and a nap, in which the streets are left empty and silent. There is literally almost no […]
Alfonso Almendros – Petrer (Alicante), 1981 Since Petrarca until today, the artistic experience of the landscape has the mark of the subjectivity. For its existence as a genre implies the presence of an observer able to consciously experience a fragment of nature as a bifocal phenomenon: as an empirical territory and as a fragment of the soul. The connection between […]
“Mediodía” is an orange universe, an imaginary wall in Madrid’s Atocha railway station.
A house is the own place for the ego, the space containing our personal belongings, experiences, memories. The walls delimit public from private spaces, also they define where identities and stories are created.
One day in 2012, for the first time in six years, I felt annoyed with being the subject in front of Olmo’s camera. It was aggressive, and cold, and dirty, and far. It was the first of many ruptures.