WhenSaturday 10 April 2021 5:00 PM - Saturday 10 April 2021 7:00 PM
1 Victoria Street
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Cost and BookingFree
"Before my eyes close" was the result of the Master of Arts – Photography from Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology), New Zealand. The project was divided into a practical and a theoretical basis, both communicating with each other. The idea of the project originated with the need to investigate the changes in the human being over the last century mainly, within a social and axiological sphere. Two relevant points for the realization of the photographic practice and also for the theoretical development were: the difficulty of communication and the fear of the end. The theoretical bases were substantially supported by the philosophy of devir, based on Deleuze and Guattari. The reading of these two authors was crucial to understand my photographic practice, after all, I was able to go back to the 80’s and revisit the school of Staged Photography, however, placing it in a current terrain, in the midst of my context, living in Waikato, Raglan/Whaingaroa, Hamilton, surroundings. The biggest references were Jeff Wall, Gregory Crewdson and diCorcia.
The artworks has been developed and made in Raglan and Hamilton. The pictures depict “alive places” or “places in changing”, basically we are in changing apparently all the time, and always followed by uncertainties. The eyes of all characters of this project carry on towards the place of uncertainty. Perhaps coincidently and tragically we are facing an unforgettable moment on Earth that uncertainty seems to be the major map on this ocean of changes.