Paradigm #5 (Barú Volcano,
From the Paradigms Series
Photograph and Scientific formulas
Archival permanent marker on methacrylate and pigmented inkjet print
109 x 163 cm
2015 – 2018
In collaboration with Carlos Marange (Chemist)
I invite scientist, scholars or teachers active
in the area of Sciences to collaborate in the creation of a work through the
intervention of photographs taken by me at times when I wanted to remember a
purely sensorial or contemplative experience.
Western culture has indoctrinated us an
instrumental knowledge in which the hard sciences determine the exact, the
certainties, the real. Therefore, scientific exemplary expressions, which
ultimately are just abstractions of processes, phenomena and operations, carry
the historical weight of confidence and legitimacy in its application. How much
reality is far from a scientific stance of aesthetic?
Paradigms is a series that reflects on these
frontiers of representation. The realities symbolized from various fields of
knowledge or technical show apparently contrasting visual results, even when
they are describing the same landscape. Languages overlap creating a hybrid
landscape complex, which produces estrangement. The question is to the truth,
the axiom, what we mean by Paradigm.