1.4 The promise
Memory and the archive are fundamental elements in my work. In the process of analyzing historical material, I began to re-photograph photos of past eras. I discovered that the macro lens was the perfect tool to change the discourse, the intention and most important: the gaze behind the photos.
In The Promise, photo taken from the book The History of the Republic of Peru, (1970 edition, by the historian Jorge Basadre), I seek to vindicate the feminine perspective, always absent in the historical construction of our country. The second intention is in the image of the protest, a recurring image in our republican history, which, read backwards in time, leads us to understand it as a cyclical complaint about the promise of progress.
Where are we going ?