sábado, 1 de agosto de 2009

Sketches


While I was in New York in 2002, I saw a advertising poster of a partly ripped face. Behind that, another nose and eye emerged to the surface creating a new intriguing face. Since that I’ve been looking for and creating different possibilities to develop the idea.

TEAR (RASGOS)

video



The basic concept of this action is the same as the one seen in my other work, Reflections. I want to explore different visual ways to carry out this concept. With this work I wanted to delve into the idea of mixing two images: a stereotypical image of how a woman is supposed to look and the real one, the image of myself. The two faces blend and generate a new different face, as a methaphor of my idea.


The formal element I’ve based my work on is the moment in which I rip the paper. The action of tearing the poster, the images formed by broken parts of papers and also the editing of the different takes reinforce the concept too. I “break” the music overdubbing it with the sound of tearing papers and I cut the image (leaving a black screen with sound in the background).