La intimidad  (The intimacy)   2010 - 2019

"Private space of each person, from a physical, emotional and spiritual level".



 


 


 



 


 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 




 



 

 


 




 



 


 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 





 


 

 

 

 

 

 

This project proposes a reflection on the private space of each person in large cities, from a physical, emotional and spiritual level. And how mutual respect for this "space" –which I have called “the intimacy”– should be possible in any society that perceives it as a common good.


Surely some of the first images of Tokyo that come to mind are of apparently chaotic crowds, or urban highways running between glittering and haughty skyscrapers. But there is another reality that passes almost unnoticed by the naked eye: where silence, stillness, respect for others and for the community are permanently present.

I have used everyday situations in urban spaces of the Japanese capital, as visual metaphors to represent respect for the feelings, thoughts and physical space of each individual, in daily coexistence with other members of their society. In opposition to what we could define as "sensorial" or "emotional" contamination. In other words, the countless violations or interferences that our "private space" suffers daily in most societies.

The idea for this series came up while I was working in the Japanese capital on two previous projects (Ashimoto and Kagami). During the entire time I was there, I experienced a degree of "intimacy" previously unimaginable to me. An experience that is not related –and I want to highlight this– with the idea of ​loneliness, although it may be an easier reading to do. My "private space" remained intact. No one went through it without my permission. Not a single day, not a single moment. A feeling of peace and serenity enveloped me day after day, motivating my return, to represent this lived feeling with images.



This project was made thanks to the award in 2010, of a Research and Creation Grant in the Visual Arts section, by CoNCA (National Council for Culture and Arts, Generalitat de Catalunya).

 

 


La intimidad - I  

 

 




La intimidad - II