Other Stories/Historias Bravas, 2010-2013

 

According to my research, the act of remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process.

The more we recall an event the more we are likely to change it with time.

Departing from this thought, I began questioning the role of photography and its relationship to memory,

specifically what it intends to preserve.

Since 2009, I have been working on Other Stories/Historias Bravas, a project where I revisit events from my youth

that where never recorded.  In this project, I re-stage scenarios taken from my memory and with the collaboration

of my immediate family I recreate these memories.

I chose to recreate memories that helped shaped my interpretation of the world and identity.

These memories are either connected to local folklore or connected to my own family's tradition (and sometimes inventions)

Though, Other Stories is an examination and re-enactments of personal memories,

I draw from my bi-cultural upbringing to address issues that are universal, particularly in relation to migration, identity/intimacy, globalization/tradition.

The contexts in which these reenactments are staged are not meant to convey a romanticized vision of my experiences;

rather they provide a means for reflection and a search for truthfulness.