LAS BRISAS, 2015
A Commissioned Project.
Host to a complex of medical clinics, Edificio Las Brisas is a modern architectural landmark in Guatemala City. But besides this, it also hosts Guatemala's largest modern and contemporary private sculpture collection. The owner of Las Brisas commissioned three different artist working with photography, to survey and produce visual work taking the location as inspiration source and work venue. The final output of the project was to be concluded in a book publication.
For this project I focused first on experiencing the everyday of the common spaces; meaning transit of visitors, present objects (including benches, plants, chairs and sculpture), outlined trajectories, and the qualities of natural and available light. At some point while traversing in and through the location, it became almost inevitable to notice the implicit architectural politics of the space. During this surveying processes I made quick videos, wrote field notes, highlighted key words, made short poems; this process led me to produce a small theory on how I understood timely and spatiotemporal relations at the site.
Researching inside theoretical conceptions and creative process becomes fundamental in order to conceive employable strategies, that enable me to produce artifacts or analogies that enter the realm of artistic representation. Before, and at the time of the shooting I was researching on Poesía Concreta and Dadaist collages, I am almost certain that that, had a direct effect on how I approached the image taking and making. Doing collages and text compositions became a consequence and a an attempt to embody those concepts that I tried to grasp from my experience while surveying Las Brisas.