Every issue is a distance issue

Chapter 2

Gentrification as an urban process ruled by neoliberalism leaves entire families in homelessness. A big amount of the population that cannot be commercialized has become disposable. Meanwhile, real estate speculation and accelerated enrichment of a minor portion of society already too enriched, are encouraged.

The problem of housing has become central, given that without the possibility of a decent home where to live and raise your kids, the whole system of social relationships is threatened.

 How can a photographic project that displays this problem be done without falling in common places?

 Every day an infinity of pictures slip through our retina like a parallel experience of the material world. Images that nourish our collective unconscious modulate us as a society and function as a battle field. There, we fight, we win, we loose, we live, we desire and we dream.

 We are used to watching images of social issues that generally confirm our pre-existent ideas. The idea of this work is to question that system of images that socially organize us, in order to display possible alternative readings or simply uncomfortable ones as a rebellion act.

 How can a social subject be reconstructed in a context of bio-political control, where private property as a right has more weight that the right of a decent housing, education, health and justice?

Anonymous, disposable, dispensable bodies, without market value, that nevertheless connect with insisting forces. The search for shelter, the caring of the children, the desire as a driving force. The community as support.