360 Square Meters, 2012 - Work in Progress by Pedro David
With 360 square meters I intend to discuss the limits of the photographic language, inserting pictorical and sculptural elements and issues to build images loaded with plastic, symbolic and metonymic sense because, despite the small size geographically explored - an area of 360m2 - I’m motivated to reach the global sphere.
This series comes as a continuation of a trend that I’m developing since 2008, with the series For rent (2008 ), held from raiding the apartments offered for hire when needed to find a new one for myself, Things Falling from the Sky (2009), which after my move, I faced every day objects that appeared on the floor of the service area of the apartment, and collected them and photographed them, and Last Address (2010) , in which I’ve photographed my mother's belongings after her death, before emptying the apartment where she lived.
In mid-2013, when we experience the decadence of photojournalism , once so important to the formation of " Brazilian photography ", and get used to the wide access to images of the world in real time, with the possibility of long virtual tours online, and finally got to move with greater ease due to our new economic reality, the reflection on the small dramas, the possibilities of creating meaning from minute details of our sphere, shows up a sui gerenis opportunity to reflect on and interpret contemporary life by the local actor’s – of a global scenario - bias.
For this project I’m using a large format camera (4x5 inch plates) and an already rare instant black and white film (Polaroid 55).
Photos created with this already extinct film refers to an image from another time, suggests an archeology of a place also extinct, once explored. Time is mixed in relative terms the same as the scale of objects and scenes.
Pedro David lives and works in Brazil.
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