Reconstructions

To talk about reconstruction is to talk about working with a new proposal on the architectonic past of something. At the same time refers to a reconfiguration of the real life through the fiction of the memory, where places, objects, and people merge, creating fictions of reality in people’s mind.

In the memory many elements work together to recall the lost time, some of them very specific and related to details or more general aspects work as a reference to the places where some facts happened. It is at this point where Architecture works as a bridge between the physical spaces and memories. This relationship between memory and the architectonic space and my personal research in visual experimentation lead me to the reflections which inspired this work.

As mentioned before, the “places” work as a trigger for the memory, which, as the time goes by, turns the facts which happened into diffuse abstractions in the mind of the ‘rememorant’.

Since its inception photography has been the great tool of memory conservation, the main mechanism of reconstruction of the past visuality. Just as in the act of remembering the ‘rememorant’ reconstructs a temporality also recovers a spatiality from traits taken as accurate and thousands of details taken as possible, which generates a quasi-infinite number of similar spaces.

From these ideas, multiple exposures offer a method for visualizing this overlapping of spatial meanings under the same architectural signifier. It also proposes new readings of space through the fantastic geometry, achieving a feeling of strange familiarity from the basic geometry.

Finally, it is not to be confessed that this series is based on my own memories, on telling my own story that is also that of many men, who sometimes we get lost in the labyrinth of working with the past.

Text by: Juan Pablo Berman and Eduardo Moguel (Master in Visual Arts).