The investigation begins with the urban landscape and the functionalist logic that moulds its inner-workings. By the rigid network of grids and impenetrable blocks, movement finds its routinization; transit turns to the dull, acquiescent passing of the everyday. But the concrete cityscape is never so malleable as when viewed through the sculptural-photographic sensibility. An enchantment lingers among the debris that result from the constant streams in transit and eddies of interaction. My work is an infatuation with the structures and behaviors that (re)produce these in-between spaces and their by-products, where estrangement finds its formal counterpart.
This is the study of the “everyday” as a social science. The method is intuitive: to look down; to take nothing for granted; to follow productive digressions. Variables are given full discretion, perpetuating the tendency for free-association and spatial ambiguity. Data becomes nothing more than the falsification of knowledge and the formalization of what was once functional. Through diagrams and demonstrations of qualitative information, an analysis does not deliver facts so much as possibilities. The results? Always inconclusive.