Holy jesus, I spend my days writing essays, but when it comes to talking about this it’s like I can’t even write anymore. Anyway. HELLO! This is the flyer for the upcoming exhibition in which Mariana, LaNegraH and me are participating. They are presenting a video and I have selected some of my photographs (some new, some not so new) around the theme of “Suspension”, which is an ongoing series I’ve had since 2009 or so. Oddly enough, none of the photos in that section of my web are going to be in the show.
"Suspension" deals with the magic in the day to day life. Often people talk about settling somewhere else, dreaming about utopian places where they will finally find whatever it is they’re looking for. Fair enough. I believe, however, that even though having those dreams is absolutely valid, denying some places their ability to move us is really a shame. Looking at all the details that surround us - from different lights, geometrical patterns, odd contrasts, etc. - can create in us a sense of solace and suspend us in time, enabling us to find peace, if only for a little while.
Perhaps this quote by Saul Bellow sums it up best:
"Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is" (Herzog)