SÉRIE_FRESHLY CUT BURNT WOOD AND ASHES
Madeira queimada corte fresco & Cinzas
Freshly cut burnt wood and ashes
This series of photographs taken with a scanning electron
microscope (SEM) examines samples of burnt wood and ash
collected in areas affected by fire and deforestation
in the Amazon rainflorest in February 2022.
The use of this technology allows the materialization
of imperceptible dimensions of matter, confusing and
weaving links between life and death, interior and exterior,
suggesting the cosmological correlation between nature
The project aims to open a dialogue on the ecological crisis
and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, bringing life
out of dead matter and creating a living system in response
to the loss of this territory.
" Suddenly penetrating this soil, we are in a different cosmology, moving, porous, liquid, made up of particles and agents that constantly imprint and modify its structure and form until it gradually disappears. For me, microscopic images are a way of getting to the heart of the intimacy of this destroyed zone. How can we see through the surface with our own eyes? How can we go into the material to better look at it, analyze it, the traces it keeps, the internal scars from soil samples, charred wood and ashes recovered from geolocated destroyed areas?
It also means looking at the invisible. The material of microscopy, the grain of matter, was for me a constellation that takes us back to the universe. The idea that inside and outside are connected and that we are all particles of this great infinite universe that is the living being. "
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