Macula is a reflection on the way in which our perception has been educated through images, for which, and at the same time, the only guarantee of its existence is to remain uncatchable.
Through the review of images that were originally recorded by devices (images that bring us closer to distant worlds, show us our faces or reveal the inside of our own body) I began the compilation of the material from which the pieces are composed: image ocular macula (OTC) / photography manuals from the 10s to the 50s / microscopic images of eyes / didactic portraits / outdoor images as landscape photographs / among other visual elements.
The series inquires about what we contemplate and what we encode. It proposes the question of what we veil on what we look at, how we wish, and what happens with the dilution of the image through the perception of our memory. It raises whether what we remember is distinguishable from what we know, it unfolds what is inevitably lost in image retention, and it accounts for the way our perception has become machinic.
Macula Lutea is a term of optical use that designates the constituent part of the human eye that is, partly, responsible for the detailed central vision. Its damage leads to the vision of spots that interferes with the visual field.
MACULA book. AXA Publishing House. Buenos Aires 2022.