A project with symbolic nuances that reflects a personal narrative, a constant conflict between myself as a visitor and the need to observe the implicit culture. It is based on capturing an environment in its natural rhythm, disturbing as little as possible its daily life. Through images I intend to represent themes as identity, culture and ways of life of Cuban people.
Our memories are what make us after skin and bone, more the core to our identity than our spine. But instead of a faithful record, this life narrative consists of constructions and reconstructions that we are constantly resurrecting in new external frames of reference. They inevitably fall short of the ideal, even of the real, as the sense of the ‘original reality’ increasingly recedes. This work is built as an attempt to represent visually the disconnection between memories and reality through different experiences.
‘Transition’ is a metaphoric representation of Newport City and the river Usk. These aesthetically pleasing images of the estuary were deliberately destroyed by immersing the film in a mixture of salt and fresh water, river mud and seaweed. This conscious process suggests the economic deterioration the Newport and the river have suffered in the last few years.
Technology is going out of control, things are unfolding too fast for people to comprehend. This strange relationship between technology and human being creates mental instability and numerous psychological problems, Dystopia Discomfort describes a dehumanizing society evolving in an actual epidemic of anxiety and insecurity about where things are going. Our daily life becomes digital, the boundaries are narrowing.
Various parts of the body are embedded inside the seemingly fragile and transparent pieces of resin, The purpose behind these three pieces is to make connections between the body and human enhancements, exploring the different concepts related to overcoming bodily adversities and current scientific developments in an abstract and metaphorical way. I aim to open a window for our own reflection.