WHERE YOUR GAZE CANNOT REACH ME

 

ENG

In this project, I explore how the individual and cultural identity of women is manipulated into a cluster of objects that vanish their identity: reified, adapted as an object of desire for the consumer society.

 

These are psychological portraits. They do not actually show women, but their alienated, adapted personality, trapped behind their clothes that do not allow them to show their true identity and beauty. With this, I speak of the way in which bodies are being devoured through the various means of communication, a situation that I also link to the domestic or private sphere, from which matriarchy and patriarchy are also nourished, the latter being the more serious problem that is detonating violence and femicides in our country.

 

Both, the matriarchy and patriarchy are two social phenomena that complement and sustain two fundamental pillars: the psychological, based on how individuals think and act and material, based on objective characteristics of our cultural environment. This system is legitimized by institutions and the media: TV, newspapers, magazines, fashion, movies, pornography. In this way, the psychological and material aspects are fed back, giving rise to individuals whose macho attitudes are reinforced by the environment in which they live, which contribute to reproducing through their actions.

 

With this series of self-portraits, I managed to explore my identity, rummaging through the clothes of my childhood and the clothes of the women of my family, I found myself. Always hidden among clothes, seeking to go unnoticed. But I also found the women of my family, and I managed to rebuild them and look at myself. In this series of self-portraits, I am them and they are me. We influence ourselves.

 

Where your gaze can not reach me, it is the idealization of a desired place that is not seen. An imaginary place, far from the influences of media culture and society, where we can value ourselves and find our own beauty.

 

 

ESP

 

En este proyecto, exploro cómo se manipula la identidad individual y cultural de las mujeres hasta convertirse en un cumulo de objetos que desvanecen su ser: una identidad que es cosificada, alienada o transformada en objeto de deseo para la sociedad de consumo. Son retratos psicológicos.

 

Con esto, hablo de la manera en la que están siendo devorados los cuerpos a través de los diversos medios de comunicación, situación que también vinculo al ámbito doméstico o privado, de los cuales también se nutren el matriarcado y el patriarcado, siendo éste último, el problema más grave que está detonando la violencia y los feminicidios en nuestro país.

 

Tanto el matriarcado, como el patriarcado, son dos fenómenos sociales que se complementan y se sostienen de dos pilares fundamentales: el psicológico, basado en cómo piensan y actúan los individuos y el material, basado en características objetivas de nuestro entorno cultural. Este sistema es legitimado por las instituciones y los medios de comunicación: TV, periódicos, revistas, moda, películas, pornografía. De este modo, los aspectos psicológicos y materiales se retroalimentan, dando lugar a individuos cuyas actitudes machistas son reforzadas por el medio en el que viven, mismos, que contribuyen a reproducir mediante sus acciones.

 

Con ésta serie de autorretratos, conseguí explorar mi identidad, hurgando entre las ropas de mi infancia y la ropa de las mujeres de mi familia, me encontré a mi misma. Siempre oculta entre ropajes, buscando pasar desapercibida. También encontré a las mujeres de mi familia, pude reconstruirlas y mirarme en ellas mismas. En esta serie de autorretratos, yo soy ellas y ellas son yo. Nos influimos cíclicamente sin escapatoria.