The [gone] project brings together a range of photographic projects that respond to the in situ experience of Anastasia Fugger and Carolina Pimenta. Taking as the starting point an old friendship and a shared passion for travel and photography, Anastasia Fugger and Carolina Pimenta’s [gone] MEXICO project offers a distinct way of exploring a location through a unique collaboration of two lenses.
After an extended trip roaming through Mexico, the two photographers captured breathtaking images with an acute sense of perception and humor. Fusing both photographic eyes in the same place at the same time results in a rich and compelling group of work, blurring the line between travel photography and fine art.
[gone] MEXICO the first series of the [gone] project, is the result of a month of travelling from the Yucatan region to Oaxaca, where the two photographers explore the complex and dynamic aspects of collaborating, which in photography dates back to the late 1970s, when artists such as Fischli and Weiss dedicated their artistic careers to discovering the different aspects of collaboration.
The series offers a reflection of the volatile nature of borders and cultures while providing a seamless journey through unknown grounds with emotional intensity and an awe to spirituality. The fragmentary nature of the series, its concentration into micro-narratives, lays the foundations for Fugger and Pimenta’s future practice, both driven by a desire to tell a story in every picture they take, they managed to successfully create a recognizable style, which combines identity, humor and emotional honesty through their own deliberate removal from all potential documentary content. The images showing distinct scenes of Mexican culture, are elegantly displayed in duos/couples, sharing a common reflection of experience.
This project was first exhibited in New York, November 2014, and will be shown in Munich, Lisbon (at Galeria Graça Brandão) and June during 2015.
22.05.2015 - 27.06.2015