Interpretation Issues

Photography

This project came out in Reina Sofia Museum´s Library. During a studying evening I decided to take some photos with my cell phone to a Dan Flavin´s Catalog. The result was a failure. The light from my lamp desk interfered on the glossy paper. The camera did not take photographs correctly of the text or of the artworks reproductions.

However, this lighting issue, made me aware of the importance of the art documentation, and how often we build an idea of an art piece or even an aesthetical experience, from the photographs that appears on the books and the web sites. And more specifically, the importance of photography in minimal art and light sculptures, which technically have specific issues.

Thus, the light becomes and interpretation tool, and goes beyond the technical reproduction act. As one of the texts included in the catalog asserts, in that precisely moment, at the library, away from authentic piece, light became a Fact and also a Sign.

With this in mind, I created this photographic series, where taking pictures of art reproductions and texts, becomes an art piece it self, generating new meanings that go beyond the original piece. That is to say, that light brings us a speech that overcomes the minimal art discourse, and at the same time, makes visible some interpretation issues.