NOSTALGIA OF TOUCH
My work is concerned with the relation between machinery and craft.
Photography has both: machinery: camera, enlarger, process machine,
and craft: handmade of the photographer.
Analogue photography as a sequence of repetitions, where
both, machine and human, repeat same gestures again and again.
Also the craft is related to the sense of touch which is amplified
by working in the darkroom. I always need to touch my images. Texture
is important and I started to use liquid emulsion to apply on different
Also liquid emulsion is an unexpected process where the outcome is a bit
out of control, opposite to the idea of the representation of reality that
photography has always been trying to achieve.
TOUCH, CHANCE, CRAFT, NOSTALGIA.
Nostalgia is the main idea that surrounds and links these ideas of
touch, machinery and craft, the unexpected or uncontrolled, and
getting lost in spaces in between where nothing is sure.
Svetlana Boym says “nostalgia is a longing of a home that no longer
exists or most likely, has never existed”
What about if nostalgia is not related to a home or to a nation or to a house?
What about if nostalgia is this space in-between where we feel lost
and need to come back or go forward?
What about nostalgia is more related to the body, to the skin, to the
touch that we missed at some point in life?