Madrid (ES) 1993
working and living in Rotterdam (NL)
I was drawn to photographing aspects of my daily life that presented a contrast to how life looked like in Spain, my country of origin. In Rotterdam specifically, I was interested in delineating the extent to which my daily habits have been shaped by my two cultural backgrounds, in their differences and similarities. In most cases, this starts by observing people’s behaviour, as both a self-reflective tool, and as a means of familiarisation. For example, attending to the way people greet each other, present themselves in public space and watching out for the traces they leave behind (which are frequently created without them noticing it). In my work, I find it important to rise attention back to the ordinary (that is endangered to loose its’ meaning and presence); as this is the only way to gain grip on the changes that surround us.
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