The students of the Elisava Master's Degree in Photography and Design, in collaboration with the Fundació Vila Casas, present We are in a Toxic Relationship, a photographic installation conceived and produced for the Museu Can Framis.
In the photographic exhibition, the students wanted to capture the toxic relationship that we humans have with nature. What makes a relationship toxic? A relationship is toxic when one partner is passive and the other actively exploitative. A relationship is toxic when there is no mutual listening. A relationship is toxic when there is no caring. A relationship is toxic when there is no honesty. A relationship is toxic when one partner takes and takes without giving anything in return.
The reflection behind We are in a Toxic Relationship is the following: although we cannot live without nature and we depend on it, being aware of our actions, we are causing it pain, but we feel uncomfortable to face the damage we cause. "We are dancing with nature, while at the same time we are dancing with the very things that are killing it. We are not partners, we are not even allies, we are accomplices".
Thus, with this exhibition, the students of this master's degree wanted to denounce the global crisis that we humans have unleashed in the form of uncontrolled fires, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, climate refugees, unprecedented droughts, poor air quality, extreme weather conditions... For this, they have used non-biodegradable and mass-produced materials to illustrate our unequal dialogue with nature.
Students: Victoria Casalduc, Haidé Costa i Villaró, Carissa Díaz Alemán, Paula Ferrer Bech, Mónica Karina Gómez, Carolina Kadich, Vivian Lachner Gasten, Cynthia Lühr, Dihue Miguens, Antónia Nascimento, Denisse Ariana Pérez, Andrea Rosero Suárez, Yao Rui Jiang.
Director: Pedro Vicente.
Tutors: Natasha Christia, Diego Ferrari, Elena Olcina Pedro Vicente.
Curatorial team: Paula Ferrer Bech, Carolina Kadich, Cynthia Lühr, Dihue Miguens, Antónia Nascimento, Denisse Ariana Pérez.
Design: Eva Ríos.