Enjoy / Freedom Tastes of Reality is an exploration of individual freedom and a vindication of our bodies in the era of the disembodiment of all human relations. Life no longer happens around our body because we have ceased to inhabit the place where we are physically, life happens elsewhere, through our digital devices. Hence, we no longer experience the world through our body.
To complete this project I collaborated with some of Madrid’s new art scene key protagonists during a nine-year period, 2011-19. With almost eighty artists portrayed, Enjoy, is not a documentary work but a collaboration in which I involve the subjects of my photography in the creation of the final images, encouraging them to engage in the narrative I’m constructing.
The result is images caught in a tension between the staged story and the testimonial record, imbued with fantasy as much as reality, unreliable and open-ended, thus, reflecting the instability of our times.
Since being shortlisted last year in Photo London Book Dummy Awards, Enjoy is out now in photobook format under the new title Freedom Tastes of Reality.
More info on Formidable Books’ website.