Project info

Taking adolescence as the epitome of change, the author investigates those elements which determine our growth and give character and shape our identity. Bidean, term in Basque language meaning that something or someone is in the process or on the way, has become a river project that creates a parallelism between the ephemeral vital stages faced with the immortal, but also at any time vulnerable sceneries.

"Miren Pastor’s images look like they come from another time, from when explorers would photograph lands that had never been trodden before by man, from when the world was seen for the first time; but her photographs are recent and have not been taken in faraway places. The reason they look alike is that if those old explorer photographs showed an unknown world, those taken by Pastor show beings as they are inside, and this is an equally hidden space.

The three steps that constitute Bidean are the allegory of a perfect communion: Man as Nature and Nature’s human part; cycles are shared, whatever change affects one part also affects the other. […] This is true for hominids as it is for papilionidae, ranidae and delphinidae.

To see the world for the first time or to see the world as children do is to be amazed both by what is huge and by what is tiny, to observe and think that one is hallucinating; but what happens if we look at it with our eyes turned inside out, looking within?"

Iván del Rey de la Torre