As a visual artist, I have worked a lot on the change of the image's meaning through loss of legibility of its subject, achieved through different processes such as alteration. The pictoric ambiguity of the photography can then make us become aware of the ephemeral aspect of the image, but also of the distance between reality and what we keep from it. In the same way that a memory keeps building permanently, an image's reading evolves according to our emotions.
We constantly re-create our own story, in the same way that we invent our own reading of the images presented to us. Reality is only an excuse for the creation of a shared space between the photography that proposes and the viewer that re-invents a meaning exclusive to himself or herself. Fragility, loss and impermanence come to reinforce the awareness of the fact that the subject is no more, inviting us to rush and grasp the few bits that still remain.
In certain series, the picturalisation of the image replaces the alteration, providing another way to achieve a resignification of the photographic medium.
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