This project is a fictional archeological research based on the analysis of found materials from containers for construction residues in Madrid. Through different visual and research stages, the final result of the project includes a notebook, a series of postcards, architecture plans, visual archive from the research and developing process, the found materials, a series of studio pictures, and a book.
My intention is to explore the concept of home, both as a space and as an idea; by recreating the domestic ambiance from the collected materials and presenting them in many possible ways for the viewers to build their own home.
During the process, I was in constant contact with professionals from different disciplines, in order to connect the dots between the fiction and the reality, shaping its documentation as an art form.
Some places look the same while time goes by, others drastically change. Missing Homeland is a reflexion on how the place that used to be our home transforms subtlety, cheating our perception and our memories.
During a week residency at Terminal205 Gallery, I developed a group of collages from the documentation of the different routes I used to walk when living in this town, Cholula. The lines, the mechanical movement of my hand, fill the empty spaces as our memory fill the wholes and recreates a new story from what I do remember and what is missing.
Where I Live
This project began with the idea of our presence as an absence in a space. These interventions, both with drawing and embroidery, portray my home, and in a way they are a portrait of myself, since our personal space is a projection of our inner self.
Inhabiting means to adapt, both the space and the subject in the space, and then the objects in the space. Our home becomes a micro universe about our person and our reality, for instance this project is a personal geography of my home.
This project is the result of a film exchange with my photographer friend Ramón Pucheta, during a period of 6 months.
The images are a merge of our movement through the cities we lived in, generating a third place which only exists on these photographs.
It is an exploration of the urban space over the concept of psychogeography.