14 oct. 2014

Contemplatio – The photographs

Contemplatio is a project that turns around an idea: how we look and relate to museums. It focuses on visitors’ attitudes and behaviours upon viewing the objects of a collection. The moments of calm, intimacy and contemplation that occur in these spaces fascinates me. I have the impression that we forget our concerns and everyday fears when we put our attention and curiosity in anything that awakens our senses. My priority is the person who is facing the object of knowledge, whether it's a work of art, an archaeological relic, or a scientific phenomenon. In other words, their reactions at the time of the real and direct contact with the object.

                                                                    The stranger

                                                                               Matter and Soul

                                                                                  Innocent walk

                                                                                            Way out

                                                                                        Face to face


                                                                                  Young hierarchy

This photo series is portraying the visitors of the Museu of Ceràmica de Barcelona, and it is the last visual record of the collection in the Palace of Pedralbes. A selection of 42 pictures conformed a photographic installation in the rooms of the Museum of Ceramics in 2013. Each picture was located where it was token and this played a game of presences and absences with the views of the room. The visitor, looking at the “other” visitor of the photography, could feel as reflected in a mirror (see this previous post).

You can see some more picture in my website.

And also you can read about the creative experience in the museum of ceramics (although it's written in Catalan).

                            TERRART Revista de Ceramica Contemporania nº 42 - (2013)

A catalog was made for the photo installation in the Museu de Ceràmica de Barcelona. There are in total 61 pictures.

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