My work starts from the experience of urban spaces as circuits between ephemeral elements loaded with both political and affective content. I am drawn by the way materiality, geography, and customs are intertwined in urban everyday life, and I am interested in working especially in places constructed around informal economies.
The journey that I want to describe with my work begins with exchange, informality, and precariousness, and moves towards how otherness, marginality, and the aspirations of everyday life materially filter into subjectivity. On the other hand, it also rises from the empathy that I feel when witnessing the encounter of gestures and residues around disregarded urban contexts in order to move towards reflections on value, globalization, archeology, and memory.
Within my practice, I’m concerned with how materiality can be a living vestige that talks about our recent past and our social dynamics. I am interested in the way material culture can build its own narratives about disparities in neoliberal societies. Where, for example, the desire for progress mixes up with scarcity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness.
Formally, with my pieces and installations, I would like to find a kind of second economy of things. Promote coexistence in those heterogeneous elements that live in the popular and intimate way of life as a form of subverting the normative that divides peripheral from central, that separates form from content, industrial from artisanal.
This heterogeneous dimension, populated by scraps, materials that mimic or contain others, symbols, languages, and intermittent patterns, has a proper value and in that sense, I feel that it must be preserved.