Action put in light
About action put in light
During the months of October and November 2005, I presented an action framed into the collective exhibition "Aberto por obras" (Open for Works) at MARCO´s adjacent space of Vigo Contemporary Art Museum. Here, I proposed everyone interested to answer the following question:
“On which part of your body do you locate your fears and guilt and which are the dark areas that you wish to light up?”
The question is addressed to the spectator and any potential participant with a specific purpose: asking them to meditate about their containments and the place where these are located in their bodies. In order to achieve this, I carry out a photographic session with each individual involved, selecting one image and working on it. My intention or attitude is that of conversing with each of the images, one by one. I draw my attention towards the act “to shed light”, literally illuminating the body containment named by each participant. In order to do this, I use traditionally pictorial values such as colour, shape, line, atmosphere, light contrasts and shadows, composition, emptiness, movement, etc.
In all of them I search for each individual´s inner beauty and harmony.
I was able to achieve this by paying attention to all the information, both verbal and visual, that I could perceive from each particular identity.