ἄμβροτος (Ambrotos)


Time, matter, what’s visible and what’s hidden are elements that build the pieces from Ambrotos. A Civil War explained with small fragments that make us confront our past and keep alive the memory of a war and a cruel dictatorship that lasted nearly 40 years.
Zoetropes with wet plate collodion images show us a landscape and register the passage of time over it. The process itself, the sound, the movement and the repetition of the sequence gives us a heavy feeling, of claustrophobia… What’s hidden inside that earth and that photography is unable to show us what completes it.
This is also research over the limits of image and portrait. Calotypes made with soil samples picked up in those places. Frames created with the particles of all those people who were there or that are still there.

 

Joaquín Paredes (España)

He is a photographer specialized in photographic processes from the XIX century that he experiments with in order to find new ways into contemporary photography. Coordinator of the artistic residence of Revela-T. He has exhibited in Madrid, Segovia, Barcelona and his works have been published in international magazines.
Currently, he combines his personal projects with workshops and lectures in IPCE (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural España).