Moisés/Landscape                                                                                                                                                                   Site specific installation

Moisés is a typology of portraits of men in their 70´s, the age of my father if he were alive. My twin sister and I were not allowed to see the dead body of our father. I never knew if it was because he committed suicide or because of Jewish religious beliefs or both. Not seeing him has made us doubt his death in many ways. The feeling that everything was a nightmare and the fantasy we both have that we are going to find him walking in the street or sitting in a cafe has accompanied us all these years. I wanted to confront this fantasy through an image, photographing men that are now the age my father would be if he were alive, with similar physical characteristics. Moisés/Landscape installation questions the limits of representation, seeking to explore the emotional bond with images, resignifying portraits of the series to create a poetic landscape.   See installation views

Moisés is a typology of portraits of men in their 70´s, the age of my father if he were alive.

My twin sister and I were not allowed to see the dead body of our father. I never knew if it was because he committed suicide or because of Jewish religious beliefs or both.

Not seeing him has made us doubt his death in many ways. The feeling that everything was a nightmare and the fantasy we both have that we are going to find him walking in the street or sitting in a cafe has accompanied us all these years.

I wanted to confront this fantasy through an image, photographing men that are now the age my father would be if he were alive, with similar physical characteristics.

Moisés/Landscape installation questions the limits of representation, seeking to explore the emotional bond with images, resignifying portraits of the series to create a poetic landscape.

 

See installation views