9.04.2015

Mono-colectivo US Trip 2015: Mónica Lorenza Taborda

From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda

To awake from our extended summer break, we're starting off by featuring a selection of portfolios made by the nine fototazo microgrant recipients during their 10-day workshop at the University of Iowa in late June and early July.

Their portfolios will be featured over the next several days with a short text on the work in the original Spanish with an English translation presented after the images. Today we feature the work of Mónica Lorenza Taborda.

This week we have featured the work of Margarita Valdivieso and Juliana Henao AlcarazAura Lambertinez and Natalia LoperaEdwin Ochoa and Andrés Sánchez Muñoz and Angélica María Restrepo and Alba Bran.
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From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda


From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda


From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda


From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda


From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda


From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda


From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda


From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda


From the series "House Portrait" © Mónica Lorenza Taborda

House Portrait
Mónica Lorenza Taborda

The interest in space and the ways its inhabited is a common theme in my artistic work. In the project "House Portrait," carried out this summer in Iowa City, I entered domestic spaces to explore a different culture. I had the opportunity to visit several houses in which their owners allowed me access in order to portray their way of life and in an attempt to discover the symbolic load that happens in space when it is inhabited. The action of occupying a space is not only to appropriate it, it is also how we as human beings leave signs of our presence through the objects and in the space we occupy. It is not only humans, but also domestic animals and objects that store memories and mark timeñ they are accomplices of intimacy and ritual co-stars  in the symbolic action of dwelling.

In this series, the subjects - or their presence - along with objects and space itself brought together in cohabitation build and reflect together an identity, a way of life, and in this way the house is a mechanism for the configuration of identity, the portrait of the inhabitant.

El interés por el espacio y las maneras de habitarlo es un tema frecuente en mi obra plástica y en esta ocasión con el proyecto "House Portrait" realizado este verano en Iowa City, me adentré a explorar los escenarios domésticos de una cultura distinta. Allí tuve la oportunidad de visitar varias casas a las que sus dueños me permitieron el acceso para retratar sus maneras de vivir, en un intento por descubrir la carga simbólica que se produce al habitarlas. Porque la acción de habitar no es solo apropiarse de un espacio, es la manera como el ser humano deja signos de una presencia en las cosas y el espacio que ocupa. En esta acción no solo el hombre, también los animales domésticos y los objetos guardan la memoria y marcan el tiempo, son cómplices de la intimidad y coprotagonistas de la ritualidad en la acción simbólica de morar.

En esta serie los sujetos o su presencia, los objetos y el espacio conjugados en el habitar construyen y reflejan juntamente una identidad, una manera de vivir, así la casa es un dispositivo de configuración de la identidad, el retrato del morador.