El Jardín Infinito, 2017
The infinite garden (El jardín infinito)2017
Finalist Wash Coranty award, Tecla Sala 2018
Three years ago, I returned to Barcelona and began having regular interviews with my maternal grandmother, to look for clues about my early childhood years. Confused and forgetful by that stage, she had reverted to a childlike state; I was recovering fragments of my story at the same time as she was losing hers.
This installation is the record of this two-way process or dialog. The film shot in the living room of her house is a manifestation of the everyday (present) and captures what is unfinished and fragile. The drawing evokes her image as a child and her photographs of gardens are the future perfect, representing a future action which has already taken place.
Installation, variable measures
Drawing, charcoal on cotton paper 350g,80×68 cm
Frame with IPAD video HD/LOOP
3 photographs 15x10cm, personal archives
Graphite text on wall