Photographer's Note

I shot this one during the “Biennale” in Venezia.

The picture is definitely not a piece of my art but more a piece of my heart…

In a past life, I used to work for the International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC (more info about ICRC at the bottom). One of my tasks, during some of my missions, was to trace/find/identify missing people. Including, inquiring, tracing and contacts with the families…

This piece of art (representing missing people) on my picture opened some memory draws in my mind from my former missions…

This picture is a part of a triptych by Teresa Margolles called “La Busqueda. 2014”: Intervention with sound frequency on three glass panels transported from the historical centre of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Three glass panels with wood frame, 181 x 286 x 120; 96.5 x 286 x 120; 132.5 x 286 x 120 cm.Sounds from the train across Ciudad Juarez are recorded and transformed into a low frequency that vibrates in the gallery space. The sound rattles the installation’s glass panels - taken from the city centre. The panels are covered with Xeroxed posters featuring the faces of missing women.

About International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC : Established in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. It takes action in response to emergencies and promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence.

pajaran has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 473
Points: 2
  • None
Additional Photos by Serge Ballestraz (freedahu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 206] (824)
View More Pictures