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by Indexg
Location: Indexg
Artist(s): Ximena BERECOCHEA
Date: 15 Jun - 10 Jul 2011

"I created the Wildlife series to explore the reverse of Heidegger’s sanctions on technique and the dominance of nature. As posed by the philosopher, culture and human progress is erroneously expressed as control of the environment. In this series I was interested in capturing the manifestations of nature in opposition to human dominance, however minute. A subtle mosquito bite could be seen as the natural subversive response from our regulated environments; a reminder of our coexistence with a world we tend to see as our domain rather than an integrated being to which we belong. Photography is then a technological instrument that evidences the failure of domination."

Ximena Berecochea has exhibited individually and collectively in Mexico, Spain, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Japan and Indonesia, among other countries. Her art work has explored the relations between the verbal and the visual and the particular depiction possibilities of photography. Berecochea´s work forms part of the Walter Phillips Collection of the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada) and of the Del Carmen Museum Collection (Mexico). She is currently a PhD. candidate focused on the relation of text and image in Contemporary Mexican Literature at the University of Toronto.

Exhibition runs through July 10, 2010.

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