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M emories o f f aces an d c o m m u n ic a tiv e p e r c e p tions B y Luc Ă­ a R e y O r re g o , T h e o retica l of Lat in American Art

T h e w o r k o f D i e g o B e rna sch i na oper ates in the sym bolic codes of the c om m uni c ati v e pos s i bi l i ti es of a fac e. It w or k s w i th the di r ec t exp re s s i v e n e s s of th e p o rtra i t a n d with the r elationship which establishes the per c epti on of thi s w i th s om e ex ter nal el em ent, i n thi s c as e, en viro nm e n t a l . I t’s a se a rch fo r con nection between an inside and an outside, i n the fus i on of a c om m uni c ati v e aes theti c s . B e r n a s c h i na w orks w i th th e o ver lapping of an im age por tr ait and anoth er i m age env i r onm ent. In the obs er v ati on of the fi r s t, ex pl or es som e s k e t c h e m oti o n a l l i n ke d to the inner wor ld of the por tr ait and its associati on w i th the outs i de w or l d, i n or der to ar ti c ul ate aes theti c al l y t h e im a g e a s a symb o l . T hi s e xp e ri m ental attem pt to r ealize a pur suit of som e l anguage that del i v er s i n equal i ty of c ondi ti ons [i n] pl ac es of b e in g i m p e n e trab l e b y mea n s o f the wor d logical, thus opening the r oad tow ar ds the poetr y v i s ual . On t h e o n e h a n d , th e se ri e s o f the year 2012 shows delim ited faces on a bl ac k bac k gr ound, pl ac i ng the por tr ai t i n an em pty, fl oati ng, dis e m b o d i e d , a s pe rcep ti on o f th e w or ld in sign fr agm ents. This places the portr ai ts i n an abs tr ac t i m agi nati on, m ental , a w i nk ps y c hoanal y ti c t o t h e c o l l e c t i v e un co n sci ou s. F or this sam e r eason the im ages of the faces appear w i th ac c ented ges tur es , as m em or i es of fac es etc hed int o mem o r y. T h e di gi tal i nte rven ti ons that he m akes about the por tr aits ar e m ade w i th natur e el em ents , r ei nfor c i ng the i dea of a m ood or som e p e r c e p t i o n o f p e rson a l i ty. On t h e o t h er h a n d , the po rtra i ts of the year 2015 wer e tr im m ed with tor s o on a w hi te. T hi s al l ow s l oc ate s pati al l y to the por tr ay ed, and can b e l o c a t e d i n a con te xt, spe ci fi ed by m eans of the subsequent digital in ter v enti ons . F or thi s r eas on, y ou c an c al l them i nter v enti ons en viro nm e n t a l i s ts be ca u se the y pu t the por tr ait in a par ticular social settin g. So, i t’s w hi c h they appear w i th m or e r el ev ant, foc us ed on urb a n w a s t e s u c h a s b o ttl es, n e w spaper s, leaves, that in occasions br ing ge t s om e w or ds , phr as es and c ol or s that they ac qui r e r el ev anc e in t h e o v e r l a p o f the i ma g e . Mai nl y they ar e m er ged with the ar ea of the eye s or m outh, pl uggi ng or r ei nfor c i ng s uc h fi gur ati on. T h u s t h e y l o o k, tw o po rtra ye d mnem onic m om ents, one is inside, as non- tr ans fer abl e ex per i enc e and the s oc i al s ec ond, as s oc i ati ng a loc a t io n t o a n o t her, i n te g rate d i n th e codes of its ever yday developm ent. The s e w or k s i ndi c ate paths tow ar d a ( s el f) c ons c i ous nes s , w hos e op e n in g i s p r e s e n te d a s p e rcep tu a l oppor tunity of inaudible wor lds, that they c an onl y be penetr ated thr ough the ar ti s ti c oper ati ons .

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