Notes on "Postcards"
This group of pictures comes from a Polaroid transfer
series entitled Postcards. The images were captured
from the urban landscapes of five cities: Lisbon,
Vienna, Buenos Aires, Asbury Park* and London. They
seize moments o spaces, without seeking to
"represent" the city in question. In shows of this work,
visitors are presented with a soundtrack of music and
texts to accompany the postcards
To me they are
the voices of individuals in exodus, trying, and
perhaps failing, to stay in contact.
Technically the images are created using the Polaroid
transfer technique and hand coloring. Because this
process is unpredictable and individualized, each print
is unique and irreproducible.
I see these pictures as metaphors of memories and
dreams, images founded on expectations and eroded
by time. Souvenirs from stops on a long journey.
(*) After reading the short story No Hay Nadie Alla
Afuera by Alberto Fuguet, included in his book
Sobredosis (Editorial Planeta Chilena 1993) I went to
visit Asbury Park, NJ.