[...] I will put together, piece by piece,
the perfect city, made of fragments mixed with the rest, of
instants separated by intervals, of signals one sends out, not
knowing who receives them. If I tell you that the city toward
which my journey tends is discontinuous in space and time, now
scattered, now more condensed, you must not believe that the
search for it can stop.
The photographs from Portable Worlds narrate, in a concise and
figurative manner, experiences similar to those of accounts
of journeys. They rescue readings, houses, life experiences.
They recall, without explicit reference or prioritized order,
the same land incursions as shipwrecks. With an indistinctly
dramatic and ironic tone, they discover in these events how
tenuous the dividing line between what is necessary and what
is superfluous, between baggage and burden, is.
From a technical standpoint, the images are multiple exposures,
scenes generally constructed in the studio. They are the result
of a superimposition of slide film projections and objects.
In these works, time seems suspended in a precarious equilibrium
that, unlike previous series, contains more of the present and
contingency than remembrance.
-Eduardo Muñoz Ordoqui