The Xeroxed Body:
– using the BODY as the source, by building a special work relationship in the physical contact between idea and the mechanical process; leaning and lying down entirely on the XEROX machine glass plate to create shapes/textures. XEROXING recreates the BODY in its own way, destroying some details and enhancing others, resulting in images that resemble abstraction, in a reading/eyesight exercise.
– the BODY (mine/male) contained in the space of a XEROX copy becomes a module which juxtaposes or superimposes in a sequence.
– continuous experimentation with the values offered by the PHOTOCOPYING process will define the individual values of each proposition. understanding the boundaries imposed by the machine and expanding its resources, conquering those boundaries, thereby inverting the relationships, making the machine the medium and coauthor of this work.
Or else, the Body always as principle, collage, mail art, xerox.
The Body Photographed:
– the transposition of the medium, always using the same source, the BODY (mine/male) exhausting the subject ever more.
– the particular difference(s) of each machine; the texture and layout typical of xerox media, as opposed to the image of PHOTOGRAPHY.
– the BODY contained within the space of each photogram, focused in the viewfinder of a regular camera and without appropriating any major resources/special effects, becomes a module which juxtaposes or superimposes in a sequence.
– the picture is self-portrait; PHOTOGRAPHING myself by looking for myself through the viewfinder, not relying on other resources, such as mirrors; looking for myself, framing myself up and “taking” the shot; to what extent can my eye, through this mechanical viewfinder, see me; to fragment myself, to split up the body parts, a split which still opposes the division in photocopying, and still, after the photo, to copy it in the photocopier, and thus contrast the different copies; my BODY transmuted.