According to the writer and curator Luisa Duarte (IN: Rio Branco, Miguel – Crosswords, dreamed, stolen, used, bled. São Paulo, SP-Brazil. IMS. 2020) and, according to the Benjaminian concept (Walter Benjamin – essayist, German Jewish literary critic, translator, philosopher and sociologist; 1892-1940) on the temporality of works of art “a work of art does not have to be understood in time, but time in the work” because they contain “an intensive and not extensive temporality”.
I like that vision, that approach. In the case of my series of photographs named vernacular landscapes: new topographics from the interior of the state of São Paulo my focus is, in fact, time; that is, I would like to show the changes in these landscapes that the passage of time – and the actions of Man – brought about. The time here for me is a subsurface layer, dermal, even hypodermic, of all those layers that a photograph has in my vision.