"la Mueca de Berenice" (Berenice's grimace)
During my research on the violence that shook Venezuela in 1989 and in subsequent years,
I started to take an interest in the role of teeth in the identification of cadavers.
I am fascinated by the human body and its "somatic discourse," the narrative discourses
that speak of traditions and experience in Venezuelan culture.
The images attempt to reveal a cultural situation with hues of crude social reality and political tension, creating an atmosphere in a utopian place where the characters involved share the same experience: loss of identity. This is the place where the popular myths and history of the country and the state coexist and coincide.
Format: 50x60 and 30x40 C-prints