Marcelo Fontana, 1989, São Paulo, Brazil.
Time and location are what move my work, specifically how time affects a certain place and how it’s recorded and documented. My goal is to provide a new function for images and objects that are immersed in a “waiting state”.
The central subject of my research is the interaction, understanding, and relationship between people and images. It ranges from trying to interpret how the massive production of images affects and influences our world, to explore concepts of aura and soul.
The works are constructed either by the accumulation or absence. By overlapping photographs, pictures of blanket slides, images bought at flea markets and old photograph machines, I create spaces where the viewer is invited to reflect on what photography has to say.