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The Film: Walking on the whereabouts near my place, with a sound artefact and a small camera, the desolated field and the special totem that holds a whole building with its concrete anima are all manifesting calling up for rebellion.
Sound and field recording of a somehow unresolved situation.

The Photos: Doing walking urban research, a series of photos taken between 2011 and 2015, an ongoing journal of walks around the area where I live, the same buildings that I see from my window, the streets, the estates I cross and how they are becoming derelict, the casual gardens, the plants and flowers, the birds and squirrels.

“Affectivity—fear, ambivalence, terror, shame, disorientation, or dispossession—figures prominently in addressing the subject’s identification with, or resistance to, the indeterminacy of change. Affect registers and regulates the subject’s ambivalent and anxious responses as it faces what is new, partially known, or without guarantees; at the same time it provides the agent with an imminent sense of sensory and bodily attentiveness to the task of change. To the extent that affectivity is crucial in positioning subjects in relation to contingent and indeterminate circumstances, affect is an acute measure of the time change takes—in particular, the temporalities of transition or transience.”
Homi K Bhabha

East End Walk About:

Filming and photographing as performative relationship around encounters with totemic or animistic presences that produce traces and manifest themselves. The daily walks and routes through the neighborhood in the East of the city of London, the encounter and the call to be located in specific spatial coordinates from where to negotiate the street, the forms, the space and the buildings.

Parts of the concrete block that generate attention. They leave traces in the digital space capturing the field. The unit meets another one and is reflected when they coincide. A column, a body. The eye, the objective. The field, (land/territoire) and the space/time through which phenomena transits as symbiotic entities. A language of study and urban perception is established where the buildings and their messages are heard and recorded from areas threatened by gentrification and brutally unfair speculation.

Why are these moments a resistance if they are seemingly isolated? What happens with the anxiety that is perceived before the next alienated?

Filming, passing or stopping to listen to each sign, the message is from them this supposedly silent blocks. It is the time and social space that speaks.
The manifest in the digital plane that captures that time / space, echoes a conversation between atomized entities that meet and recognize each other as equals. It is exile, not being British, not belonging, what pushes the search and exploration.

Since also, the look is transformed into that of the immersed explorer, the ethnographer-anthropologist archetype, who points and discovers what oppresses him. Revolving the Anglo-centric order, decentralizing it, in the territory of origin (London the Imperial city, monstrous capitalist) in the area where its sub-serviant slaves and the alienated immigrants from its colonies and ex-colonies still live.

What is the relationship between language, physical gesture and movement in these encounters?
It is empathy, recognition, and in particular the principles of attraction activated between surprised elements found related or exotic.

An analysis of the approach and disintegration of bodies or entities and the ways in which these proximities inflict a sense and an awareness. In a study methodology of the field-based, it is the time dedicated, the attention to the discourses, to the social conditions and to the temporal rhythms of this whole process that are revealed.

The Hermeneutic look as in a floating position before a talismanic territory from which to act in the present.

East End walk about spanish:

Filmar y fotografiar como relación performática al rededor de encuentros con presencias totémicas o animistas que producen rastros y se manifiestan. Los caminos y rutas diarias por el barrio en el Este de la ciudad de Londres, el encuentro y la llamada a situarse en coordenadas espaciales especificas desde donde negociar la calle, las formas, el espacio y los edificios.
Partes del bloque concreto que generan atención. Dejan trazas en el espacio digital de captura de campo. La unidad se topa con otra y se refleja cuando coinciden. Una columna, un cuerpo. El ojo, el objetivo. El campo, (field) y el espacio/tiempo por donde transitan fenómenos como entidades simbióticas. Se establece un lenguaje de estudio y percepción urbana donde se escucha y se registra como se manifiestan los edificios y sus mensajes desde zonas amenazadas por la gentrificacion y la especulación brutalmente injusta.

Porqué estos momentos son de resistencia si son aparentemente aislados? Que sucede con la ansiedad que se percibe ante lo próximo alienado?

Filmando, pasando o parando a la escucha de cada signo, el mensaje es de ellos los supuestamente silenciosos bloques. Es el tiempo y espacio social que habla.
Lo manifiesto en el plano digital que capta ese tiempo/espacio, hace eco de una conversación entre entes atomizados que se encuentran y reconocen como iguales. Es el exilio, el no ser Británico, el no pertenecer, lo que empuja a la búsqueda y exploración.

Ya que también, se transforma la mirada en la del explorador inmerso, el arquetipo etnógrafo- antropólogo, el que apunta y descubre lo que le oprime. Revolviendo el orden Anglo-céntrico descentrándolo, en pleno territorio de origen (Londres la ciudad Imperial, capitalista monstruosa) en la zona dónde habitan aún sus esclavos sub-sirvientes y los alienados inmigrantes de sus colonias y ex-colonias.

Cual es la relación entre el lenguaje, el gesto físico y el movimiento en estos encuentros?
Es la empatía, el reconocimiento, y en particular los principios de atracción activados entre elementos sorprendidos encontrados afines o exóticos.

Un análisis del acercarse y de la disgregación de los cuerpos o entes y las maneras en las que esas proximidades infligen un sentido y una concienciación. En una metodología de estudio de el de campo de base (field-based), es el tiempo dedicado, la atención a los discursos, a las condiciones sociales y a los ritmos temporales de todo este proceso los que se revelan.

La mirada Hermeneutica como en una posición flotante ante un territorio talismanico desde el cual actuar en el presente.

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