Quotidian reconstructions and Wardrobe (2001-2002)
Quotidian reconstructions (2001-02) is a group of fragments of life-sized bodies, made in paraffin and simulating archeological remains. With this set of pieces, I reconstructed possible figures with which I created scenes using one, two or three characters. I then photographed them with the aim of forming an archive of these scenes, which only existed for few instants. The starting point for these compositions was always the torso, an “action knot”, to which I inserted the head and limbs so as to create possible poses. The figures complemented one another, building up ambiguous quotidian actions of the present day. The final piece of the exhibition showed the fragments inside a grid from an archeological site, accompanied by a projection of the pictures taken. This work, together with the project Wardrobe and a selection of the photographic archive shot between 1968-2002 (read “Photography”), was exhibited at the Swiss Box at the Centro Conde Duque of Madrid (2002) with the title: The atelier: theater of operations.
Wardrobe (2001-02) is a collection of costume designs, made in colored thermoplastic, and which was exhibited in groups using window-dressing strategies. It was also accompanied by a double projection of pictures taken all through the elaboration of this series at my atelier. A projection over the floor reproduced what happened randomly in my atelier by the accumulation of waste fragments; and another projection onto the walls depicted the textures I attained by modeling the thermoplastic for the fabrics that would form the dresses.