THE IMPOSIBILITY OF CAPTURING TIME
SUNRISE IN BARCELONA
Art direction, Analogue photography, Print
Time is the duration of things subject to change, of beings with a finite existence. But until the last stage, that is, the culmination of a finite existence, in the majority of instances, visible changes occur. Some can happen quicker while others we have to wait patiently to notice if any change occurs.
My goal was to capture time, to make material the immaterial. To see how an incorporeal concept works, how it becomes tangible through its interaction with bodies, in this specific case; the sun, the clouds, the fog, the mountains, the leaves… all with Barcelona in the background. Maybe time can’t be captured. The best way to try to do so would be with a video camera, but I wanted to achieve something else, something different, a result that would emerge from experimentation, from playing with time.
The idea was to take photographs with a long exposure, to go beyond the limits of the film itself.
The result is a series of photographs with an oneiric quality, where time is barely present for it has resisted capture.