- PhMuseum 2021 Photography Grant
Dates2020 - Ongoing
- Location San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
It is a graphic intervention project on my family photographic archive. Through the manual use of coloured pencils, graphite, Indian ink, markers, oil or materials such as bleach or vinegar, I intervene the photographs as a way of creating new realities invented from my obsession and fascination with the anomalous. Inspired by the apocalyptic vision of the Catholic Church I served for twelve years as a child and raised in a highly religious environment, I grew up disturbed by who I was because of my sexual orientation. My identity was veiled by the prejudices and guilt that religious doctrines bestow on you. Throughout my life, the symbol of the monstrous and the abnormal was the only image I could empathise with because of the rejection.
Malign Influences allows me to construct an alternate world without guilt, paying homage to the family album, one of the main fictional artefacts in our lives that generates our identity over time. This project is starred by the beings that inhabit my head, who neither hide nor are silent, they show themselves in all their monstrosity. They speak with multiple voices claiming their difference. Thus, with their ungrammatical language, we refuse to be condemned to silence.