MYRIAS

PhotographerElena Sol
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

In MYRIAS I propose certain feminine and missing vision of the world and the profound union between time, history, nature and human being. /Have you ever felt the dizziness of thinking on the greatness of the natural world around us? That place where we belong and at the same time, splitting ourselves, we look from the outside. And then and other question appears, how can we see all at once the action in the immobility; the constant change in what, however, remains; what is here and now and nevertheless we fell linked to the past./ In this work I am a explorer, an archeologist, an historian of my own reinterpretation of the world. I begin this poetic study from the outside, with a fieldwork made traveling to places where nature is still so powered; then I make a review of our history through new images made by recovered slides from history of art; finally I hybridize all these materials with an autobiography through some objects I collect at home and near some archeological sites - I call them "my personal objects- . All this new visual history is intended to create an inclusive iconography of the woman's role in the building up of the world. A vision, from the marginality - I am not a man -, of the deep link between nature time, human time and personal time.

Story

In MYRIAS I propose certain feminine and missing vision of the world and the profound union between time, history, nature and human being. /Have you ever felt the dizziness of thinking on the greatness of the natural world around us? That place where we belong and at the same time, splitting ourselves, we look from the outside. And then and other question appears, how can we see all at once the action in the immobility; the constant change in what, however, remains; what is here and now and nevertheless we fell linked to the past./ In this work I am a explorer, an archeologist, an historian of my own reinterpretation of the world. I begin this poetic study from the outside, with a fieldwork made traveling to places where nature is still so powered; then I make a review of our history through new images made by recovered slides from history of art; finally I hybridize all these materials with an autobiography through some objects I collect at home and near some archeological sites - I call them "my personal objects- . All this new visual history is intended to create an inclusive iconography of the woman's role in the building up of the world. A vision, from the marginality - I am not a man -, of the deep link between nature time, human time and personal time.

About Photographer

I was born in a marvellous island (Tenerife, Canary Islands, 1973). Since I was a child all my world was colour, and shadow, and tales, under the palms, the quaternary forests and the volcano shape. I remember myself in silence, pencil and paper in my hands, devouring books and drawing scenarios. After finishing my Fine Art studies I was traveling and photographing faraway for long periods of time: that increased my love for the “racconto”.Then I realized that photography was the way that will help me to understand, to create, to cacht those worlds in my mind, making them of “real images”. Since then I am working deeply the links between look, human and nature in some photographic works, like Envision 1 an 2 (photo books and exhibition), The Greener and Myrias.