Alexandra Diez de Rivera
The Whispering Gallery
My practice looks at the vacant space, the empty shell, the skin of things and is informed by my own family heritage. Through the use of photograms, analogue and digital photography, I evoke and explore corporeal presence. My subjects have an intimate relationship to the body and have been handled and inhabited; they are inanimate but loaded, exposing the affecting remnants of past lives. The camera becomes an instrument for resurrecting archaic and obsolete objects, turning them into something new, allowing us to observe them and re-evaluate their cultural, religious and sentimental meaning. The images of the clothes are made without a camera, placing the garments directly on photographic paper and exposing them to light, the skin cells of their wearers seeping into the prints.
David Allison • Junwei Chen • Yuanbo Chen • Alexandra Diez de Rivera • Melanie Issaka • Kyungchan Jung • Eman Khokhar • Claire Sunho Lee • Zhihang Li • Jiaxin Liang • Emil Lombardo • Paavo Lyle-Smythe • Luc Schol • Rita Silva • Kirsty Sim • Svetlana Talanova • Gökhan Tanrıöver • An Ting Teng • Ruudu Ulas • Veronica Viacava • Ignas Vincerzevskis • Wenxuan Wang • Jimmi Wing Ka Ho • Myro Wulff • Bing Ye •