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Moisés by Mariela Sancari

Moisés by Mariela Sancari

Moisés by Mariela Sancari.

“Photography is our exorcism” Jean Baudrillard

Thanatology asserts that not seeing the dead body of our beloved ones prevents us from accepting their death. Contemplating the body of the deceased helps us overcome one of the most complex stages of grief: denial.

© Mariela Sancari, 10 x 15 cm. (extended 44 x 15 cm), pages 8 / accordion, images 6 plus text, edition of 200, 2014

© Mariela Sancari, 10 x 15 cm. (extended 44 x 15 cm), pages 8 / accordion, images 6 plus text, edition of 200, 2014


© Mariela Sancari, 10 x 15 cm. (extended 44 x 15 cm), pages 8 / accordion, images 6 plus text, edition of 200, 2014

© Mariela Sancari, 10 x 15 cm. (extended 44 x 15 cm), pages 8 / accordion, images 6 plus text, edition of 200, 2014

“My twin sister and I were not allowed to see the dead body of our father. I never knew if it was because he committed suicide or because of Jewish religious beliefs or both.

Not seeing him has made us doubt his death in many ways. The feeling that everything was a nightmare and the fantasy we both have that we are going to find him walking in the street or sitting in a cafe has accompanied us all these years.

I once read that fiction´s primary task is to favor evolution, forcing us to acknowledge and become the otherness around us. I think fiction can help us depict the endless reservoir of the unconscious, allowing us to represent our desires and fantasies.”

Moisés is a typology of portraits of men in their 70´s, the age that my father would be today if he were alive.

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Mariela Sancari

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