LSD Black Paintings

March 22, 2016

“At the Prado Museum, I photographed for a day the Black Paintings room by Francisco de Goya under the influence of hallucinogenic substances and, therefore, in an altered state of perception and consciousness. In this atypical context, my body left the camera freer than usual. In some of these images, there is a certain freedom of the camera that is relevant to this study, since it aims to understand photography as a body. Here, the photographic apparatus (and the images produced by it) seem to move frantically around the room, in a movement similar to the fight of two men painted on one of the canvases.”

Excerpt from my doctoral thesis on one of the experiments to increase the autonomy of the camera, partially breaking with the idea that the human body controls it.