MEXICO / SOUTH AMERICA – 1986 / 1989
These photographs are about painted history, religion, culture and politics integrated with the reality of every day life. They are from 35mm film multiple exposures made in Mexico and South America. There are two layers of exposure. The first layer was made documenting murals and paintings made by the great Mexican muralists (Rivera, Orozco, Siquieros), or by the next tier (O’Gorman, Chavez Vega, Chavez Morado) or of South American artists. These works were found in museums, libraries, churches and government buildings. The second layer of exposure was made on the streets. The resulting images are unforced. They are random frame overlays where the result of the layering of masses, spaces and colours is unknown -- what advances? what recedes? what is masked?