Silver Gelatin Print on 20 x 24 inches Ilford Glossy Multigrade Fiber Base Paper
ABOUT THE WORK
Material: B&W Paper,Paper
Silences uses photography as a cyborg perception tool to relate and inhabit different spaces: the domestic, the social, and the... Read More
Silences uses photography as a cyborg perception tool to relate and inhabit different spaces: the domestic, the social, and the biological one, in order to show, and sometimes subvert, its ideological gender significance. Using cinema and domestic spaces as starting points and following the trajectory of my work with the camera, Silences is inspired by the notion of Walter Benjamin of understanding photography as a language that could exceed linguistic communication. When the experience of the migrant becomes unspeakable, the camera is capable of using silence as a space for new possibilities of representation and fiction. The camera registers actions conducted within spaces recognizable in the history of female representation as ways to inhabit domestic environments. Every image slightly subverts gender performativity and displays social tension: a dress that does not cover my body and the climax a knife pending over persona.