Inspired by Real Events

"Inspired by Real Events" is a series of six black and white photos taken from the point of view of surveillance cameras in different public places of Mexico City (Independence Monument, Reforma Avenue, Santa Fe shopping mall, Iberoamerican University, Meave Plaza and the Historic Centre). Each photo shows a volunteer climbing a ladder about to reach the camera with his or her hand. A video on a surveillance monitor shows the sequences captured by the cameras. The project is inspired by "Self-portrait in convex mirror" painted in 1524 by Parmigianino.

General info

Spanish name:
Basado en Hechos Reales
Year of creation:
2004
Keywords:

Angel

Technique:
Lambda print, video
Dimensions:
100 x 120 cm
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Centro

Technique:
Lambda print, video
Dimensions:
100 x 120 cm
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Ibero

Technique:
Lambda print, video
Dimensions:
100 x 120 cm
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Meave

Technique:
Lambda print, video
Dimensions:
100 x 120 cm
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Reforma

Technique:
Lambda print, video
Dimensions:
100 x 120 cm
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Santa Fe

Technique:
Lambda print, video
Dimensions:
100 x 120 cm
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Installation

Technique:
up to 6 Lambda print(s), video playback device (5 inches CRT monitor in camera enclosure)
Dimensions:
variable
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Monitor series

Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Tara DeSimone, Mateo Riestra – production support

Bibliography