In 1942, Alfred Hitchcok’s Rear Window glorified our fascination with peeping through the neighbours’ windows. Over half a century later, our beloved junk TV has accustomed us to the basic idea behind the reality show: to make a spectacle of ALL the details of our lives and those of others, pushing us to take part in a visual orgy in which absolutely EVERYTHING is on show.
Observe the state of confusion and permanent alert of a disoriented photographer in an unknown place. Immersed in uncontrollable situations. Evoking apparently common landscapes and spaces. Here, the human factor is used as a reiterative ingredient of straightforward images from an author unable to separate the emotional from the objective.
“Where Mimosa Bloom” traces a walk across the memory. It tries to remember a mother who is no longer here through objects, persons, and moments, which take us directly to her person. That’s an homage of Rita to her mother Yolanda. An attempt to assemble in a book her familiar universe.
There once was a place, in the humidity of the tropical jungle, where a handful of Americans believed to have found the Promise Land.
In our lives we all go through good times and bad times that will be tirelessly repeated. I went through one of these cycles and transformed it into this project. It was my story but very well could be yours.
Once it has reached this point of its journey, the caterpillar gets ready to undergo the profound metamorphosis that will take it from its state of larva to the one of imago, or adult form. Hidden amidst the underbrush, spinning on itself, it has produced a cocoon out of silk thread, that it will use to isolate itself from the outside world. It is then that it all starts to explode.
“Gambaro: The Remains of the Tsunami” focuses on the natural disaster in Japan on March 11, 2011. The Tohoku region, located on the northeast coast, suffered a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that caused a massive tsunami going deep inside 10 kilometers into the coast. The country experienced one of the worst disasters in history, with towns and villages destroyed leaving thousands of people dead or missing.
The series explores the relationship between painting and photography to investigate the mechanisms of visual perception. The frames are part of the work, turning their decorative quality in a functional element for the activation of the parts.
‘University neighbours’ takes place in a particular university setting where I lived during spring time in 2009. I was fascinated by the architecture and also by young people from all over the world, who were enjoying one of the most relevant experiences in their lives.
“A” is an understanding process of the the form in order to firstly delimit it and then to subdue it by exhaustion until it´s emptied. It is an continuos harassment to the volume until it is reduced to a stain.