ἄμβροτος

Time, matter, the visible and the hidden are the elements with which the pieces of “Ambrotos” are constructed. A Civil War told in small fragments that make us face our past.

On the one hand, a series of ferrotypes mounted on zootropes show us a visible landscape and record the passage of time on it. The sound, the movement and the repetition of the sequence give us a feeling of heaviness, of claustrophobia. However, these images do not let us see more than an almost idyllic landscape. It is what is hidden, what is under that earth, what photography is not able to show us, that completes the picture.

On the other hand, the calotypes made with earth collected in these places. Frames that, somehow, are created with particles of all those people who at some point stayed in those places. A representation, a common portrait obtained with the energy and matter of those bodies that leave their mark in an image.

Joaquín Paredes

Cáceres

Specialized in historical processes, his personal projects are approached through experimentation with 19th century techniques, such as wet collodion or daguerreotype, to address contemporary issues and vindicate the use of these processes in photography today.

He has exhibited his work in national and international festivals and magazines such as the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Cáceres de Foto, Revela’t, Segovia Foto or L’oeil de la Photographie. In addition, he combines his projects with teaching for institutions such as the IPCE, the CDIS, the ICCD (Italy), Museo de San Telmo, Academia de España in Rome…