35mm Black and white negatives digitally scanned and printed on photographic paper. Archival quality prints.
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Four black and white photographic prints on cotton paper (Limited edition of 8 + 1 AP) (2/8)Archival quality photographic prints60x 80... Read More
Four black and white photographic prints on cotton paper (Limited edition of 8 + 1 AP) (2/8)
Archival quality photographic prints
60x 80 cm each photograph
128 x 175 cm ensamble
Guanabara project was conceived as timeless photographs inspired by Claude Levi-Strauss' book Tristes Tropiques, first published in 1955.
The images produced on 35mm b&w negatives borrow the elegiac and poetical tone of the text, which displaces the observer with the ambivalence of a modern anthropologist engaged as a human participant in a "shrinking world".
As we approach the city by sea, we face the same landscape seen by the first navigator who arrived in Rio de Janeiro 500 years ago.
Natural relief that ignores the spatial arrangement of the contemporary city, obscuring its existence and rendering harmless its civilisation seen from a distance. Now and then.