The Conversion of the trace
Project info

IThe project The conversion of the trace transmutes the tangible perception of nature by intervening analog photographic images by altering the essential chemical components of the support, in the morphological and formal aspects. The destruction and mutation of its own components move it away from its traditional role of representation, thus creating a thinner line between photography and painting, which has been that have been compared in the history of modern and contemporary art.

The work takes the process of photographic intervention as an analogy around climatic changes where the materiality of the planet has been alternated by humans from the Anthropocene, varying our land surface and landscape perception.

The process of the conversion of the footprint begins with chromogenic copy photographs intervened with bleach. This liquid exerts a removable power and fortuitously releases the chemical components of its support, then these blanks or washes are replaced by pigments.

The bleach composed of alkaline salts and chlorine is corrosive and transparent, it manages to be destructive and silent on the photographic image. Bleach disinfects, erase stains, to remove traces and thus start blank. With the visual void that it generates, it is possible to create a new opportunity for the landscape, where the images of The conversion of the footprint appear surreal, fantasy, magical and at the same time sinister.