Political Pandemic

From 2004 to 2010 I lived in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. During that period I made a particular photographic record: Using a homemade fisheye lens, mounted on a Ricoh GX200 and shooting at ISO 64, I took pictures of various locations in the southern wing of the city. The result was a set of images that showed a strange look on Brasilia, on its spaces, its architecture and its sky. They showed a different Brasilia than what tourists see and even many of the people who inhabit Brasilia for some time.

However, that work remained guarded, hidden from the public eye. Now, ten years later, I rescue him and reinterpret him with a political vision. The situation that Brazil is going through under the government of Jair Bolsonaro causes a greater strangeness than the way in which I captured the spaces of its capital, produces a greater deformation. But it is almost a universal deformation, if we situate ourselves in the realities that other societies are currently going through and especially those where I have lived, which are the ones that I can talk about: the Venezuelan, the Mexican and the Brazilian. It is a political pandemic that makes them sick, deteriorates, deforms them. In this work, through the use of the digital negative process and the collage technique, I show what this evil means to me.

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