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Among the monumental representations, the ruin will become a key to our collective memory, the door to access the dream world that, as Marc Augé said, places us in a “pure time, without date, but with memory”. The ruins reaffirm the roots of our past and establish our heroic references. When they do not exist, they must be invented.
The false ruin -also called folly or caprice-, became fashionable in the landscape gardens of the wealthy European classes at the end of the 17th century. As generators of memory on demand, they recreate the Western vision of a history that clings to an idealized but necessary past to face the threat posed by the arrival of the industrial revolution and modernity, while soothing consciences troubled by the growing environmental degradation, the overexploitation of natural resources, the ruthless use of children and slaves, and the appropriation of other people’s wealth in colonized territories.
The passage of time dilutes the distinction between the original and its copy. The ruin and the photograph, with its supposed documentary veracity, as representations to shore up our fiction.
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– Giclée Fine Art Printing
– Medium options: Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper print 350 gr.
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