Marta Pujadas and Ana Darder, student and former student of the Master’s Degree in Photography and Design given by ELISAVA, participate in the collective exhibition “Identities: space, place, territory” in the art gallery ABBA Arte Contemporáneo at Palma de Mallorca.
This exhibition takes place within the frame of the photography festival Palmaphoto 2013 and the programme of exhibitive micro-grants First_Focus for young photographers and artists that use photography as a way of expression.
The exhibition shows a group of works by five young people that represent the creation of the identity from the space we live in, meaning the building of the space from the individuals living in it, the ways of perceiving, the place’s memory, the present space and future territories.
The perception of space by Ana Darder and her «Doppelgänguer» directly links with the indifference, with the artifice of the great city surrounding us. The city turns into our container, and also into our limit, into the boundaries that separates us from nature, from our true essence. A home, but also a prison, where we stand as a specular mirror of ourselves, as automats without identity feeding on strange combustibles.
In «Somebody, somewhere», Marta Pujadas takes as object of reflection the crossing points. These no-places of which contemporary art has been thinking for a time now and that are fruit of a frantic modernity, instant, where the itineraries have a beginning and an end but, very few times, someone notices the path. The School’s student, in order to counteract the absence of presence of these no-places, promotes their no-violent occupation by placing static people, hieratic young people, in the middle of these crossing points, of this undefined territories that do not exist until someone invades them, possess them, stopping, thanks to the photographic action, a time that would have passed through them without ceremonies, a time that, most probably, will pass through them without ceremonies.