Daniela Ortiz

(Cuzco, Perú, 1985)

Estat nació. Part 1. Ejercicio #1 Fotografía Historia. (In collaboration with Xose Quiroga), 2014

B/W photography. Giclée on Hahnemühle paper, printed paper. 2 HD color videos.
40 x 75 cm (images) y 40 x 40 cm (text)
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[ENG] The system of nation state is characterized by a clearly defined territory, a constant population with common cultural and linguistic traits, ruled by a government and organized on the basis of laws that apply to the population and to the different bodies and entities that are developed within it.

The project Estat Nació (nation state) outlines a critical look at the construction of sovereignty through the use of discourses, laws and regulations involving people not recognized as citizens by the various immigration laws and regulations affecting the rights and freedoms of migrants. In turn, the project presents an analysis of various historical figures linked to colonial processes recognized in the public space today.

The recognition that is given today by the city of Barcelona to historical figures and their direct involvement in colonial processes is being analyzed here through a series of photographs.

At the same time, a video projection shows a Catalan language class given to non-EU migrants in which the learning process of language pronunciation it’s being performed through the repetition of several Catalan political discourses in relation to the subject of immigration. Likewise, the students in class were invited to transcribe a series of newspaper articles and official documents that are also displayed in the exhibition space.

The exhibition ends with the video projection CC-13 that shows images that were recorded during the event of the Via Catalana * (Catalan Way) on the 11th of September 2013

 

Exercise #1 Photography History: Amat i Junyet, 2014. B/W photography. Glicée on Hahnemüle paper. 40 x 120 cm +printed text: 40 x 40 cm.Ed. 3.

Exercise #1 Photography History: Banc de Barcelona, Cercle Hispano Ultramarí i Banc Hispanocolonial. B/W photograph. Giclée on Hahnemühle paper. 40 x 120 + printed text: 40 x 40 cm. Ed. 3.

Exercise #1 Photography History: Cristóbal Colón, 2013.B/W photography. Giclée on Hahnemühle paper 40 x 150 cm + printed text, 40 x 40 cm. Ed. 3.

Exercise #1 Photography History: Joan Güell Ferrer.B/W photography. Giclée on Hahnemühle paper. 40 x 120 cm and printed text: 40 x 40 cm. Ed. 3.

Antoni López i López. B/W photography. Giclée on Hahnemühle paper. 40 x 142 cm and printed text: 40 x 40 cm. Ed. 3.

Exercise #1 Photography History: General Joan Prim i Prats, 2014. Glicée on Hahnemüle paper. 40 x 160 cm + printed text: 40 x 40 cm. Ed. 3.

Exercise #1 Photography History: Valeriano Weyler. B/W photography. Giclée on Hahnemühle paper 40 x 40 + printed text: 40 x 40 cm. Ed. 3.

Josep Xifré i Casas. B/W photography. Giclée on Hahnemühle paper 40 x 75 cm + printed text: 40 x 40 cm.Ed. 3.

Exhibition views at àngels barcelona of the project: Estat Nació. Exercise #1. Fotografía. Historia, 2014.

Exhibition views at àngels barcelona of the project: Estat Nació. Exercise #1. Fotografía. Historia, 2014.

Exhibition views at àngels barcelona of the project: Estat Nació. Exercise #1. Fotografía. Historia, 2014.

Exhibition views at àngels barcelona of the project: Estat Nació. Exercise #1. Fotografía. Historia, 2014.

Exhibition views at àngels barcelona of the project: Estat Nació. Exercise #1. Fotografía. Historia, 2014.

Estat Nació. Ejercicio #2 Informe de Extranjería. Arraigo y renovación.2014. Hand written texts, pen on paper.

Installation view: Exercise #3 Media Discourse – Transcription made my migrants taken from a series of press articles and official Catalan documents / Ink on paper, wooden shelves and glass

Installation view: Exercise #4 Political Discourse – Catalan pronunciation class inspired by the statements made by political leaders related to the migrant population / Video, color, sound, 14 min.

Still of the video: La clase, 2013. 20 min 55 sec Ed. 3

Still of the video: La clase, 2013. 20 min 55 sec Ed. 3

Still image of the video: CC-13, 2013. 20 min 14 sec. Ed. 3

Still image of the Video: CC-13, 2013. 20 min 14 sec. Ed. 3