Introduction

It thrills me to collect unique pieces for my “Cabinet of curiosities”, as if I was mimicking those that in the XVII century used to keep oddities, rarities and extraordinary findings for their admiration and scientific studies.

I treasure images of remains of what was once alive, bones, insects, fossils, marvellous objects with different origins and undeniable poetic power.

I enjoy myself tearing up reality so as to take those shreds into a dreamlike world, both unreal and disturbing.

I work with premeditation, shutter speed, treachery, and so I seek veiled and blurred atmospheres. My amblyopia and diplopia grant me that distorted sight in real life, which I endeavour to share.

My work has a strong experimental aspect and most of the time my creations do not end in the photography itself. They aspire to be tridimensional. I thus create what I call “photo-objects”.

Astígmata by Sofìa Santaclara was presented during Slideluck Madrid.

Multimedia Tips

a. What program was used to create the multimedia?

I normally use Final Cut when I work with video but the final piece was edited by David Linuesa, probably with Final Cut as well.

b. How and why did you choose that music?

The music is a traditional eskimo dance that I found online from the Creative Commons website. It´s tellurian, ancestral and powerful, like a ritual, a pray. It´s like a spell or a plead. As soon as I listened it I knew it was the right track.

c. Tell us about the editing process when you think of a multimedia. 

I am a dancer and when I think about multimedia a feel like a choreographer, the images have to dance with the sounds, they have to be perfectly integrated and sometimes  this can be a problem that goes in detriment of the images. 

A multimedia has to be a combination of everything, it has to provoke sensations where images, videos and sounds have the same weight. A perfect dance, that´s the meaning of multimedia for me. 

I have to say that David played a very important role on this project. He understood from the beginning what I wanted to do and was very helpful during the whole process.

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