(Sep 2010 - to date)
Most people spend around 8-10 hrs a day or more inside a cubicle placed within an environment they dislike in order to survive, most of them wishing they where somewhere else.
With this in mind I have started the “Videos for the people from the cubes”project, an online video exhibition for people that spend most of their lives within these environments, can come and visit whenever they feel they need a break, want to relax or just wish they could be outdoors.
The 3-5 minute videos feature only natural landscapes and ambient sound in order to help the audience relax and feel as if they where right there on the spot.
I’ll post one new video each Monday morning for the period of one year (or 52 videos over the course of one year).
Between the days of 24th and 25th of November 2011, the portion that marks the beginning (or the end) of the border wall between Mexico and the United States in Playas de Tijuana, ceased to exist for a few hours.
These images are part of the video and photographic documentation of the demolition of this wall, which consisted of about eighty metal bars, each of them measuring between 50 to 60 feet in length, which where one by one plucked away, with the procedure described here. Providing a glimpse (if only for a few hours) of how would this place look like if the border wall ceased to exist.
(2010 - in progress)
I work on the beach, gathering discarded objects that I find nearby, I place them in the sand and wait for them to get in touch with the sea, recording the results of the interaction between this two elements with photography.
By altering the order in which these elements are placed, the objects and the landscape are transformed, acquiring a new meaning, in the same way that you can alter the meaning of a sentence by modifying its syntax. Something I interpret as a manifestation of the fact that the beach is a space in which everything becomes ephemeral.
“Nature in cities is nothing more than a “Souvenir”, only the memories or the idea of places where there are no humans around or areas that are not under our control .
In a city, nature is no longer in command, and whether it wishes to continue to exist must accept its place, obey our rules, and remain under control. Its existence has been conditioned to fit within the definition of the words “Park”, “Garden”, “Forest” and all that these terms imply.
It must occupy only the sites that have been designated, accept the meaning and the concepts of these spaces, and additionally, be subdued to our care.”