Tales from transitional space.
We accumulate stuff in storage units, ship it in containers, stock life in photographs, the photographs pile up in data servers... This is an ongoing series about the aesthetic of sheer accumulation, each image/assemblage consisting of a potentially infinite expanse of pictures of storage spaces, gathered from the internet, the ultimate storage infrastructure.
The Barrio Arcoiris is a social neighborhood of prefabricated houses in Navarro's suburbs, Buenos Aires Province. The roads to get there are dirt tracks without sidewalks. From a distance, it looks like a mock up town, surrounded by the pampa’s vast and flat open fields. Some of the houses are unoccupied yet, with shuttered windows and the door locked with adhesive tape. The inhabitants are rural workers, truck drivers, teachers, cleaning maids or unemployed.
A collection of 50 trade books, one for each State, composed with found photographs of foreclosed properties gathered from real estate digital galleries. A documentary attempt based on real(i)ty.
Under foreclosure (from Latin foris "outside" and claudere "to shut") indirectly raises the weird, alienating hypothesis that America's reality might have been shut out of itself.
Digging real estate galleries for ready-made photographs of foreclosed properties, I noticed a recurrent feature: trees, painted or wallpapered, as decorative interior motive. There they remain, after everything else has been removed, as a sadly ironic metaphor of the uprooting endured by those who "planted" them.